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, which can actually make us better prepared in certain situations. For example, a bit of anxiety in the lead up to an exam or work presentation can motivate us to prepare for the task and perform well.
However, some people experience pervasive anxiety or anxiety that prevents them from doing certain things. An anxiety disorder is when anxiety causes significant distress and starts to impact your functioning. 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 Epsychiatry today to connect with one of our experienced Psychiatrists and Psychologists.