We will all experience feelings of anxiety, and it’s very common to feel tense or unsure about a potentially stressful situation, such as an exam, starting a new job, or moving home. However, some of us will be affected more than others. Despite being a normal experience, if these feelings are very strong or are lasting a long time, they can be overwhelming.
If you are experiencing anxiety, it’s important that you contact your doctor. They can assess your feelings and symptoms and discuss a suitable treatment option. Anxiety treatment aims to reduce symptoms and teach you coping methods - so that you can manage feelings before they become too severe.
There are many treatment options available, though which one/s your GP offers will depend on your diagnosis. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), you should be offered a talking treatment like my therapy before prescribing medication.