Anxiety is the most common mental health psychological condition in Australia, with one in six people experiencing anxiety as some stage of their life.
Anxiety symptoms are when you are afraid or have worries or stress and sometimes distress and intense feelings about bad things or danger that may or may not happen. Fight or flight responses may cause you to be in a state of hypervigilance, hyperarousal or acute stress responses. You may have behaviours of avoidance, aggression or irrational behaviour from pain, substance misuse or dependency, grief or trauma.
Symptoms may make you feel overwhelmed, tense, nervous, panicking, irritable, agitated or unwell. You may not be thinking clearly and your thought processes may be negative, repetitive and distorted.