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What is Anxiety

Anxiety can be described as an unpleasant part of life which can affect a person in a different way and different time. Anxiety can persist even if the cause is not clear to the sufferer. Anxiety is normal and exists in every person at certain times.

In some people a cause of anxiety is identifiable, like a Traumatic incidence, moving house, new job, getting divorced or having a surgery, while in some no cause of anxiety can be identified and it causes them a distress.

Are you suffering from anxiety?

If you are experiencing fast heart rate, increased muscle tone, jelly legs, tingling in hands and feet, hyperventilation (over-breathing), dizziness, difficulty in breathing, feeling sick, going to toilet more frequently, tension headache, feeling a tight band across your chest, hot flushes, increased perspiration, dry mouth, shaking, choking sensation, palpitation . If you experience one or more of these symptoms, you are suffering from anxiety, so you should look for help.

Types of Anxiety

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

People affected with GAD are anxious for almost everything and anything for no apparent reason. They can be worried about a wide variety of things, like money, health, work, school, relationship etc, and their feelings of anxiety is almost persistent. If you feel nervous most days for 6 months or more, have difficulty in sleeping, bad dreams, wake up worrying and tired, body is very tense, want to shout or feel frustrated, you are suffering from GAD and need to seek help

What to do?

Make an appointment today with FD Counselling and discuss your issues. Your condition can be treated by Talking Therapy.

Panic Disorder

In this person gets unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear and can be characterised by chest pain, palpitation (heart racing), shortness of breath, abdominal discomfort or dizziness

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

This is characterised by recurrent unnecessary thoughts (obsession) or/and repetitive behaviours (Compulsion), such as washing hands repeatedly, checking doors locked or not, counting cleaning etc.

Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which a person suffered a physical harm or was threatened. Triggers of PTSD can be violent personal assaults. Natural or human disasters, any accidents or military combat.

What to do?

If you experience any of the above, make an appointment today with FD Counselling to seek help.