Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is an intense feeling of worry or fear, that can vary dramatically in how much it is felt. The symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder are more severe than being stressed or worried about something. When a young person is affected to the point of being able to cope with their daily activities, you should seek professional help.

Facts about Anxiety Disorders


30% of the world population suffers with anxiety.


6% of people report anxiety disorders a week, & 8 million cases a year.


Anxiety is persistent with no reasonable triggers. You find it hard to control your worries and it can become very difficult to manage. It affects your day-to-day life or gets in the way of living your life the way you want. It can become an overwhelming challenge in a young person’s life, learning, socialising, and enjoying school and home.

Types of Anxiety Disorders
Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) are all classified as anxiety disorders. GAD is one of the most common, affecting up to 5% of the UK population.


Despite anxiety being a significantly challenging condition, there are several ways to help alleviate the symptoms including:

Physical treatments:

  • Antidepressant or Anxiolytic (Anxiety)

Psychological therapies:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)  
  • Mindfulness
  • Social Skills training

Oaktree Assessment Tool

iphoneOur Oaktree assessment tool (OAT) can help you decide whether to seek diagnosis and medical treatment from a Psychiatrist online, to seek talking therapy, or if self-help may suffice. It is not a diagnostic test.

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