What are the Symptoms of Anxiety?
Symptoms of anxiety can include:
- Feeling nervous, tense or restless
- Feeling panicky
- Butterflies in your tummy
- Sensing impending doom
- Breathing too quickly (hyperventilation)
- Profuse Sweating
- Insomnia (trouble sleeping)
- Upset Stomach/ Irritable Bowel
- Feeling the need to avoid certain situations/ people/ places
- Increased heart rate
- Inability to focus/ Poor Concentration
Around 3 million people in the UK alone are thought to suffer from anxiety and around 25% of these are being actively treated for anxiety. Anxiety can be circumstantial (something actively triggering the anxiety, like an impending redundancy or having to make a speech to a large crowd of people, a job interview or a disciplinary hearing at work) or it can be a longer term condition or not feel manageable. If your anxiety has been going on for some time or you feel it is negatively affecting your daily life, don’t hesitate to get help.
Your GP is generally a good port of call in the first instance. Alternatively Google “IAPT” and your area, you are able to refer yourself to get help from a team specially trained to deal with anxiety and mental health concerns.
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