Worrying is very common. We all worry about things sometimes, but when worry becomes excessive or overwhelming sometimes it can develop into anxiety
These are some of the common types of Anxiety:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
A person feels anxious on most days, worrying about lots of different things, for a period of six months or more.
A person has an intense fear of being criticised, embarrassed or humiliated, even in everyday situations, such as speaking publicly, eating in public, being assertive at work or making small talk.
A child becomes excessively anxious when separated from parents.
Separation anxiety differs from normal clinginess. Children can't think about anything but the present fear of separation. They may have nightmares or regular physical complaints. They may be reluctant to go to school or other places.
A person feels very fearful about a particular object or situation and may go to great lengths to avoid it, for example, having an injection or travelling on a plane. There are many different types of phobias.
Anxiety and worry are both very treatable and we encourage anyone experiencing worry or anxiety to reach out to your GP for a referral to a mental health professional who can help you get on top of your anxiety and help you live a life free of excessive worry.