When one experiences a stressful or anxiety provoking situation or a similar event, it is natural to experience short-lived anxiety or worry. However, sometimes an anxiety disorder may develop, where an individual experiences anxiety that is persistent and severe. This can often lead to interruptions in their daily life, and may also affect their work, social life and relationships.
The symptoms of an anxiety disorder may vary but may include (but not limited to), feeling anxious, excessive worry, panic attacks and fear. There can be many causes for anxiety and treatments vary depending on your needs and requirements for which your psychologist can discuss with you.
To better manage the symptoms of anxiety, it is important to talk to a health professional, such as a psychologists that are trained to assist clients to better manage their symptoms associated with anxiety. We welcome the opportunity to work with you.
References American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596
Healthdirect.gov.au. 2021. Psychiatrists and psychologists. [online] Available at: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/psychiatrists-and-psychologists