Anxiety is a common mental health condition that can exist on its own or along with other mental health conditions such as depression, stress, trauma, grief, and more. Anxiety can be defined as the response we experience when faced with a threat, real or imagined. It is a process that we all experience and isn’t always bad. It can help us to cope with tense situations, motivate us to work harder or stay focused when working towards a goal. However, chronic anxiety that is excessive and debilitating can interfere with our overall quality of life. Chronic anxiety is an intense feeling of fear of what might be. We often try to avoid the triggers leaving us isolated, impacting daily function, our relationships and even our employment.
When faced with chronic anxiety we can experience symptoms of:
If worries and fears are preventing you from living your life, it would be helpful to seek out support.
Finding the right therapist could be a difficult task; you need to find someone you’re comfortable enough to share your extremely vulnerable state and thoughts.