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While everyone feels some anxiety at different times during their life, it becomes a problem if you feel so anxious that it interferes with your normal day-to-day activities.
Anxiety is a feeling of fear when someone is worried about an impending disaster and is a normal emotional response to danger.
The things that make one person anxious may not create the same response in someone else. Things like breaking up, having to give a speech, or a fight with a friend may cause you to feel anxious, worried or scared.
There are three main groups that Anxiety symptoms will fall under:
Panic Disorder (Panic attacks)
Panic disorder is when a person has an obvious fear of having a panic attack. The symptoms are physical and include things such as rapid heart rate, hyperventilation, dizziness, sweating, trembling and nausea.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Generalised anxiety disorder is marked by 6 months or more of excessive worry over normal things to the point where it impacts their daily life and the things they used to enjoy doing. They may frequently feel a sense of dread or their attention is impaired.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Social anxiety disorder involves a fear of social performance or situations. When faced with entering a feared social situation, or even thinking about doing so, the person may experience physical symptoms such as shaking, sweating or blushing. These uncomfortable physical feelings along with the fear of being embarrassed or judged by others, often leads to a person actively avoid some social settings or activities.
Each of these disorders has physical, mental and behavioural symptoms that can be treated by changing aspects of their lifestyle, thought and behaviour. If you are concerned that you may be experiencing anxiety it is important you speak to a doctor or mental health professional.
For some quick tips of dealing with anxiety read my blog post: "Coping with anxiety: 5 questions to ask yourself."