Anxiety disorders are common, affecting about one in ten with persistent, excessive worrying that can hinder their ability to function. Anxiety disorders can cause them to worry about things that are not necessary or may not occur. They might experience panic attacks or feel in danger. They might worry excessively or feel the need to count, clean or check things over and over again. They might be afraid of being away from home or in social situations.
Anxiety disorders can be treated. An assessment can be done by a GP. A treatment plan can then be prepared and sent to a psychologist. Most people suffering from anxiety disorders can manage their symptoms and return to their normal lives with the right support and treatment.