Anxiety is a normal response to an unusual or stressful event; it is the psychological component of the “flight or fight” response. However there can be times where anxiety symptoms are not ‘normal’. This can be the case if:

  • Excessively severe or prolonged
  • In the absence of a stressful event
  • It impairs social, physical or occupational functioning

Symptoms of anxiety

  • A feeling of dread, fear or apprehension
  • symptoms of sympathetic over activity such as:
    • tachycardia (fast heart beats)
    • palpitations (uncomfortable awareness of the heart beating)
    • dry mouth
    • sweating
    • diarrhoea
  • tension, difficulty concentrating
  • poor sleep
  • patients may also experience depression symptoms
  • decreased libido and/or impotence

Treatment for anxiety

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
  • Serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy 

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