Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety refers to feelings of worry, nervousness and apprehension usually accompanied by physical symptoms e.g. increased heart rate, breathing difficulties, shakiness and light headedness. It is not uncommon to experience Anxiety before, during or after stressful situations and the intensity of the symptoms will vary from person to person depending on circumstances. However, when anxious thoughts, emotions, or the physical symptoms persist and become so severe that it interferes with the ability to function in daily life it can be an Anxiety Disorder requiring professional treatment. There are different Anxiety Disorders.  You may find the following APS Fact Sheet regarding the different Anxiety Disorders helpful to determine whether to seek support or not.

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