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Separation anxiety disorder commonly occurs among younger children as part of growing up. However it is now also recognised as a condition that can affect adults too, usually alongside other anxiety disorders.
People with anxiety disorders may be unable to stop worrying about seemingly unimportant things, and perceive situations as being worse than they are.
Anxiety in teenagers
Anxiety disorder can be especially serious for teenagers as they are still developing. Learn more about how anxiety can affect teenagers and how to get help.
Anxiety symptoms may be physical or emotional. Find out more about what can trigger an anxiety attack and when you need to seek help from a professional.
Anxiety in children
Anxiety is a normal part of life that can sometimes affect children. Learn more about the signs of anxiety in children and how to help them.
You may have a genuine worry or problem making you anxious. But there could be a problem if you are stressing out over the little things in life.
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.
Phobias are persistent, irrational fears. Learn more about phobias from trusted sources.
Anxiety can help us remain alert and be ready for challenges, but for 1 in 8 Australians, anxiety is a disorder that can impact everyday life.