Adult Conditions

Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety & DepressinAnxiety can be described as a feeling of uneasiness, fear or worry. Many of us experience anxiety at some point in our lives. It is a normal reaction to a perceived threat or stress.

However, in case of excessive anxiety, a person can find it hard to overcome a stressful or threatening situation comprehensively. As a result they may freeze or begin to fear and avoid the situation.

Anxiety is a sudden feeling of fear that a person experiences when faced with a situation or event they are not accustomed to. People with anxiety disorder are more likely to underestimate their ability to handle any situation and predict the outcome of the situation based on their past experiences.

Examples of anxiety disorders include social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. A person can have more than one anxiety disorder.

Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment. Whatever form of anxiety you have, treatment can help.