Being worried or anxious is part of everyday life. Anxiety can help you to be alert and ready for challenges. But, when do anxious feelings become a disorder?
For advice and to get connected to local mental health services, you can call Head to Health on 1800 595 212. They also offer online mental health resources, including information about anxiety disorders. Find out more on anxiety conditions, below.
Anxiety - symptoms, treatment and causes
If you have ongoing fears and worries that cause distress and stop you from doing things, you may have an anxiety disorder — find out more here.
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a type of anxiety disorder characterised by uncontrollable worry that impacts on day-to-day life.
Social anxiety disorder
Social anxiety or phobia is a fear of social situations. People with social phobia can feel anxiety and fear even over everyday social outings.
Agoraphobia is a fear of panicking in situations that aren’t easy to leave. It can impact your ability to work or socialise with friends and family.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that can cause unwanted negative thoughts and behaviours.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Someone with PTSD experiences long-term fear, anxiety and memories of trauma that interfere with their ability to function. Here are symptoms, causes ...
Panic attacks and panic disorder
Panic attacks and panic disorders have distinct features that set them apart, read more to learn how to identify symptoms of each condition.