Anxiety is a feeling everyone will experience at some point in there lives. We all experience it when faced with situations we find intimidating or difficult. When you are anxious you feel fearful and ‘uneasy’. People may often use the word stress but this is not the same as anxiety.
Anxiety tends to affect people both mentally and physically, and carry a range of symptoms. Anxiety can be attributed to either an ongoing “worry” or in a sudden response to something that makes us feel “scared” or “fearful” (threatened). Anxiety is normal in stressful situations and can often be helpful. For instance, when threatened by an aggressive person, or before an important event. This response enables us to use our “flight or fight” response.
Anxiety Information Booklet
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