Anxiety is a term used to describe a range of uncomfortable feelings including worry, nervousness, fear, concern, and apprehension.
We all experience normal anxiety from time to time, such as when we are confronted with a dangerous or stressful situation. Anxiety is simply our body’s way of telling us that something may need addressing. However for some people, a state of anxiety can be debilitating, affecting their daily functioning.
Symptoms of Anxiety
- A fear of, or avoiding social situations such as workplace meetings or parties
- Feelings of helplessness or confusion
- Feeling agitated, restless or irritable
- Trembling or shaking
- Difficult concentrating
- Shortness of breath
- Increased heart rate
- Sleep disruption