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Anxiety

Anxiety

When preparing for an interview or taking an exam, it’s natural to feel nervous. However, if you are constantly plagued by irrational, racing thoughts that interfere with your daily life, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. People who suffer from anxiety frequently anticipate impending doom, fear of failure, and uncontrollable overthinking, causing them to feel disassociated and worried on a daily basis. Individuals suffering from chronic anxiety may exhibit unique symptoms; however, there is a common thought process at work: irrational fear and dread.

Some common symptoms of anxiety disorders include:

  • Emotional: Feeling intense fear, nervousness and restlessness
  • Physical: Increased heart rate, rapid breathing/hyperventilation, sweating, trembling, constantly feeling weak/ tired, having trouble sleeping
  • Behaviour: Having difficulty controlling his/her thoughts, having the urge to avoid things could trigger anxiety
  • Cognitive: Having trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present concern, having a sense of impending danger

There are many types of anxiety disorders such as:

  • Anxiety disorder due to a medical condition
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder with frequent panic attacks
  • Selective mutism
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
  • Specific phobias

There is no need to live with anxiety and the struggles it brings into your life. People suffering from anxiety can live happier lives if they receive proper treatment.

Get help

If you or someone you know may be suffering from anxiety disorder, seek help now by booking for a consultation with our Professional Counsellor, Ms Zahira.

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