Anxiety or fear is a normal response to a real or imagined threat. Everyone feels anxious from time to time. This is normal. Anxiety can be a healthy emotion. It can actually prepare us better in certain situations. For example, a bit of anxiety in the lead up to an exam or speech can motivate us to prepare for the task and perform well.
However, some people experience pervading anxiety or anxiety that stops them from doing certain things. An anxiety disorder is when anxiety causes significant distress and starts to impact your life. About 1 in 3 of us will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in our lives. Wherever you are in Australia, Espsychiatry can provide you access to treatment for your anxiety. Contact us today to speak with one of our experienced Psychiatrists and Psychologists.