Anxiety disorders affect 1 in 4 Australians at some stage in their life. All types of anxiety disorders are treatable but learning about them is the first and most crucial step.
Living with a certain degree of anxiety is normal; it is an alert mechanism that our body has. About 10% of the world’s population suffers from a long-term anxiety disorder that does not go away, and it can get worse if left untreated. Fears, intense and persistent worries, and terrors can end up causing severe health issues resulting in chest pains, shortness of breath, palpitations, negative thoughts, fear, and more.
If we do not control anxiety at the right time, it can affect our lives, preventing us from leading a healthy life. Anxiety can occur at any age for many different reasons, including an illness that requires treatment.
Every person experiences a variety of symptoms caused by anxiety. These symptoms can be classified into five different groups:
There are five major types of anxiety disorders:
If you feel any of the symptoms above, it is best to contact a psychiatrist or psychologist who can diagnose your condition and make a treatment plan which is right for you. There are effective therapies for anxiety disorders that can help most people lead productive and fulfilling lives.
At Hellodoc, we have Psychiatrists and Psychologists who can assess, diagnose, and manage Anxiety and related conditions.
If you and your loved ones need assessment, please contact us after obtaining a referral from your GP.
You will need a referral from your GP to access this service.
You will need a mental healthcare plan (MHCP) from your GP to access this service for Medicare rebates, unless paying privately.
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