Understanding Anxiety

3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, one in four people – one in three women and one in five men – will experience anxiety at some stage in their life.

 In a 12-month period, over two million Australians experience anxiety.

Anxiety is common, but the sooner people with anxiety get support, the more likely they are to recover.

Types of Anxiety 

Generalised Anxiety

Feeling  Anxious about a variety of things most days

Social Anxiety

Fear of going to social places, meeting new people.

Fear of being criticised or embarrassed

Panic Disorders

Frequent or infrequent attacks of panic.

With physical symptoms that leave you feeling out of control.

Separation Anxiety

Fear of separating from caregiver,

Fear of being alone,

Fear that something bad will happen if you are not together

O.C.D

Compulsive or intrusive thoughts or behaviours

Fears and Phobia's

Fearful feelings and thoughts about a situation or thing.

Physical Signs You May Experience With Anxiety

Racing Thoughts

Pounding heart

Tight Chest

Shaking & Trembling

Sweating

Tight Jaw

Shortness of breath

Headache

Teeth Grinding

Stomach ache

Feeling hot

Feeling fearful

Anxious Behaviour

Avoiding People

Negative Self Talk

Anger

Avoiding Situations

Struggling to study and learn

Feeling a sense of injustice

Low self-esteem

Needing to control others

Sleep issues

Perfectionism

Need to control situations

Isolating

Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety

Ruling out all the positives

Feeling Overly

Worried

Ruminating Thoughts

Feeling Angry

Feeling of pending doom

Frustrated about how things "should be"

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