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Information About Mental Illnesses

Anxiety Disorders

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Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms of an anxiety disorder can include (Reach Out Australia):

  • uncontrollable worrying or fear
  • racing heart
  • obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviour
  • tightening of the chest
  • hot and cold flushes
  • inability to relax

Anxiety becomes a disorder when it is irrational, excessive, too persistent and attached to situations that do not warrant it and when it interferes with the person’s daily life There are different types of anxiety disorders including post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder ,Social phobias, panic disorders and specific phobias (Reach Out Australia).

For information on anxiety and the different types of anxiety click here

Treatment

Depending on the severity of the anxiety there are a number of treatments available which can include:

  • Psychological treatment and intervention. Click here for more information.
  • Medical Treatments for anxiety – click here for information.
  • Other approaches such as support groups, diet and exercise and e-therapies. Click here for more information.
Who Can Help

There are a number of Mental Health Professionals who can help you. This can include a General Practitioner, Psychologist, Psychiatrist and Mental Health Nurse.

For Further Information

A guide to what works for anxiety which is a 137 page e-book from Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue website

Black Dog Institute website

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