Anxiety is a natural emotion, but it can develop into a clinical disorder—and approximately one in four Australians have experienced some form of clinical anxiety during their lives.


This article by Jacqueline Howard, writing for ABC Australia, identifies the four most common anxiety disorders that doctors are diagnosing today:
  1. Generalised anxiety disorder. It involves being anxious about things that might happen and things that might go wrong.
  2. Social anxiety. For some, social anxiety occurs when you are required to do something likely to involve the person being the centre of attention—but being seen in public can trigger anxiety in some people.
  3. Phobias. It is possible to convince people that their anxiety about a phobia is excessive and not grounded in reality.
  4. Panic disorder. A panic attack happens when a surge of adrenaline courses through your body and can lead to dizziness, nausea, chest pains and shaking.


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