While we’ll all experience these feelings from time to time, some of us will be more affected.
It is common to feel stressed or tense about certain everyday situations, such as public speaking, sitting an exam, starting a new job or moving home. But, for some people, these feelings will be much more intense. They can last a very long time and can be very overwhelming.
Anxiety is more than just stress. While stress can come and go, anxiety can affect a person even if there is no obvious cause. Anxiety can affect daily life greatly and, in some cases, can prevent a person from leaving the house at all. This is due to the ‘flight or fight’ response activating at inappropriate moments. For those with anxiety, this response can activate during normal, non-threatening situations.
Symptoms of anxiety
Feeling anxious is a natural response,...