Anxiety and fear
Feeling anxious every so often is normal. But if it interferes with your capacity to function normally (or even leave the house), it's time to get help.
Almost everyone feels stressed, worried or anxious sometimes. However, if your anxiety or worry is so severe that it interferes with your ability to cope with daily life, it's time to do something about it.
If you worry excessively about many aspects of your life, you may have generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). A range of self-help treatment options are available to reduce your anxiety and help you enjoy a less-stressed life.
Social anxiety is a crippling fear of becoming the focus of attention, and worry about what other people are thinking about you. Self help and professional care can reduce the impact on your life.
Panic attacks occur when our fight-or-flight response is triggered without an obvious external threat. Learning how to relax and control your breathing can help you manage panic attacks.