The number of people suffering from anxiety in the UK is on the increase. During 2009 a study reported that Anxiety had affected 1 in 6 people in the last week. Current estimates put that to be nearer 1 in 5.
Anxiety is a perfectly normal response to stress or danger and is often called the ‘flight or fight’ response. There is help for this if you or someone you know is suffering.
Firstly, the process involves adrenalin being quickly pumped through the body enabling it to cope with whatever catastrophe may come its way. Certainly, it’s something we will have all experienced at one time or another.
However, the problems arise when the response is out of proportion to the actual danger of the situation or alternatively, is generated when there is no danger present which is common.
Some people get it confused with depression. Avoid this by finding out more here.
Essentially, if you’re suffering with depression it’s just one single illness. Yes it has lots of symptoms, but overall it’s just one condition.
Depression is defined as a person being in a low mood, with a lack of interest in the outside world for two weeks or more.
As an ex-athlete I’ve always advocated the benefits of keeping in shape physically, but it’s just as important to look after your mental wellbeing. Book a session with Wendy, she’s the person to help you look after your brain just as you would your body.
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It’s great to have a leading psychotherapist such as Wendy in the Cheshire area, outside of her Harley Street practice. After publicly raising awareness of mental health issues and myself recovering from depression, I know how immensely life-changing expert intervention can be.
Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.