Anxiety 

Anxiety is a natural human response to when we are worried, tense or afraid of the things that are about to happen or what we think might happen in the future. 

Facts & Figures 

  • 8.2 million anxiety cases occurred in 2013 [1]

  • In England, women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety [2]

  • 64% of young people showed abnormal levels of anxiety compared to depression [3]

Signs 

  • Restless 

  • Feeling on edge 

  • Difficult to concentrate 

  • Irritable 

  • Panic attacks 

  • Avoiding social situations 

  • Having a dry mouth

  • Trembling

  • Feeling faint/dizzy

  • Stomach cramps and/or diarrhoea/needing to pee more than usual

  • Sweating more than usual

  • Wobbly legs

  • Low appetite 

Treating Anxiety 

  1. Talk to your GP

GP can offer you a variety of help and provide you with a routine check up. 

2. Self-Care 

Self-Care is very important. We offer Koco Time which is time you dedicate for yourself. There are also mindfulness apps that would help you such as Calm and Headspace

3. Talking Therapy 

Talking to a therapist can help you get to the root of what is causing your anxiety.

4. Medication 

Doctors might suggest medication that you can take alongside therapy to help your symptoms. 

Who you can contact other than GP

 

Reference: 

  • [1] Fineberg NA, Haddad PM, Carpenter L, Gannon B, Sharpe R, Young AH, et al. The size, burden and cost of disorders of the brain in the UK. J Psychopharmacol [Internet]. 2013 Sep [cited 2020 August 2];27(9):761–70. Available from: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

  • [2] Martin-Merino, E., Ruigomez, A., Wallander, M., Johansson, S. and GarciaRodriguez, L. (2009). Prevalence, incidence, morbidity and treatment patterns in a cohort of patients diagnosed with anxiety in UK primary care. Family Practice, 27(1), pp.9-16.

  • [3] Vizard T, Pearce N, Davis J, Sadler K, Ford T, Goodman R, et al. Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2017: Emotional disorders [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2020 August 7]. Available from: digital.nhs.uk

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