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Anxiety

HSE article for Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety is an everyday feeling. But it can become a problem when there is no obvious reason for it. Or when anxious feelings persist for more than a couple of weeks.

Social anxiety (social phobia)

Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is more than shyness. It's an intense fear that doesn't go away.

Generalised anxiety disorder in adults

Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. However, some people find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives.

  • How to deal with panic attacks

    A panic attack is a feeling of intense and sudden anxiety. Its physical symptoms are shaking, feeling disorientated, nausea, rapid and irregular heartbeats.

  • Anxiety disorders in children

    It isn't just adults who get anxiety. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for anxiety in children and teenagers.

  • Anxiety in young people

    Anxiety is an uncomfortable feeling of stress that just won't go away.