The number of people suffering from anxiety in the UK is on the increase. In 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. This process involves adrenalin being quickly pumped through the body enabling it to cope with whatever catastrophe may come its way and one that we will have all experienced at one time or another. The problems arise when this response is out of proportion to the actual danger of the situation, or indeed is generated when there is no danger present which is common in anxiety sufferers.
The physical symptoms of anxiety are:
The psychological symptoms of anxiety are:
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