Anxiety disorder and panic attacks
Everybody needs to have a certain level of anxiety as this is built into our natural make up to protect us from harmful situations.
Anxiety can also be a positive characteristic as it encourages us to strive to perform to our maximum capabilities.
People can live a normal life with anxiety but it has to be a normal amount, a level that everybody has. Problems occur if anxiety starts to increase in intensity and frequency as it may become overwhelming. Unusual levels of anxiety can often be seen as something that is taking control of your life and this is when help is definitely needed to help you regain confidence and take back control.
If you are feeling increased anxiety or panic attacks are occurring more frequently you are not the only one as according to the UK office of national statistics, unfortunately 1 in 6 adults suffer from the same difficulties.