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Anxiety disorders

These disorders are characterised by excessive worry and fear. They can include generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias.

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions that involve excessive fear, worry, or anxiety. They can range from mild to severe, and they can have a significant impact on your life.

Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders can vary depending on the individual and the specific condition. However, some common signs and symptoms include:

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Excessive worry & fear

This can be about anything, such as work, school, relationships, or health.

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This can involve avoiding situations that trigger anxiety, such as public speaking or crowded places.

Physical symptoms

This can include a racing heart, sweating, shortness of breath, nausea, or dizziness.

Disruption of daily life

Anxiety disorders can significantly disrupt your daily life, making it difficult to work, go to school, or maintain relationships.


It is important to note that professional input is needed for diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders. A doctor or mental health professional can help you determine if you have an anxiety disorder and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

Support and Treatment

There are many different types of support and treatment available for anxiety disorders. Some of the most common types of support include:


Talk therapy

This is a type of therapy that involves talking to a therapist about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.



Medication can be used to treat some anxiety disorders.


Support groups

These groups provide a safe space for people with anxiety disorders to connect with others and share their experiences.



There are many different self-help resources available, such as books, websites, and apps.

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