Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is an intense feeling of worry or fear, that can vary dramatically in intensity. It is normal and even sometimes healthy for one to experience feelings of anxiety at some point in their life, for example, when sitting an exam, attending a job interview or meeting new people.

Facts About Anxiety Disorders


30% of the world population suffers with anxiety that causes disability


6% of people reported anxiety disorders in last one week, >8 million cases/ year


40% of all work-related sickness in the UK is caused by anxiety


Anxiety Disorders
Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). GAD is one of the most common, affecting up to 5% of the UK population.

However, when anxiety is persistent, the person finds it hard to control their worries and the anxiety can become more constant which affects their day-to-day life or gets in the way of living their life the way they want, it can become an overwhelming challenge.


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

Physical treatments:
  • Antidepressant or Anxiolytic (Anxiety) medication
  • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation – TMS therapy
Psychological therapies:
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – anxiety treatment online
  • Mindfulness
  • Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT)

Oaktree Assessment Tool

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