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Anxiety

Overview

Anxiety is a prevalent mental health issue affecting millions of individuals, with statistics showing that one in three women and one in five men will experience anxiety at some point in their lives. In the Philippines alone, over 2 million people grapple with anxiety annually.

Definition

Anxiety goes beyond the typical stress response and persistent worrying. It manifests as ongoing, extreme reactions to situations, often without a clear reason. Unlike normal anxious feelings that fade with time, anxiety is a serious condition that can significantly impact daily life. Seeking early support is crucial, as untreated symptoms may escalate.

For more information on anxiety, please visit iPsych Mental Health Clinic Anxiety Page.

Identifying Anxiety

Recognizing anxiety involves understanding symptoms such as panic attacks, chest tightness, excessive fear, obsessive thoughts, and avoidance behaviors. While a checklist can provide insight, a formal diagnosis should be obtained from a healthcare professional.

To explore common anxiety symptoms, check iPsych Mental Health Clinic Anxiety Checklist.

Types of Anxiety

Anxiety presents in various forms, including:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD),
  • Social Phobia
  • Specific Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic Disorder

    Each type requires specific approaches to treatment and management.

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