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
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:
- Antidepressant or Anxiolytic (Anxiety) medication
- Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation – TMS therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – anxiety treatment online
- Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT)
Oaktree Assessment Tool
Our 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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