Anxiety manifests differently for each person. It is our body's alarm system which can be fine tuned to assess the level of threat. Anxiety is uncomfortable and we want to get rid of the discomfort as quickly as possible by avoiding situations that trigger the sensations. However, the more we avoid a situation, the more anxious we become about facing it in the future.
The types of anxiety that may be experienced might be Phobias; Social Anxiety, Postraumatic Stress Disorder; Health Anxiety; and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Persistent anxiety may also contribute to feelings of sadness, irritability and depression.
Currently, due to the COVID pandemic, more people are experiencing symptoms of health anxiety. You are not alone.
I look forward to connecting with you to help you overcome emotional distress and feel calmer, happier and more confident.