Anxiety is very common and experienced by most people at some stage of their lives. Anxiety is a normal automatic response that is triggered during threatening situations as part of your body’s ‘flight or fight’ response. Symptoms you may have experienced usually fall under three common categories:
- Physical: panic attacks, hot and cold flushes, racing heart, tightening of the chest, diet and weight change, heavy and quick breathing, restlessness or feeling tense or edgy;
- Psychological: excessive fear, worry, catastrophizing or obsessive thinking;
- Behavioural: avoidance of situations that produce these symptoms and can impact study, work or social life.
Anxiety becomes a problem when what we do to avoid making ourselves anxious starts to negatively impact our lives. If you feel that anxiety is negatively impacting your life, why not come in for a free Emotional Health Check Up to see how you can put yourself back in control. Get help from a trained psychologist today.