Anxiety is widely prevalent and under-diagnosed condition in our community. On an average 1 in 4 people (1:3 females and 1:5 males) will experience same at some stage of their life. In 12 months, over two million Australians will experience anxiety.
Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2015). National Health Survey First Results – Australia 2014-15. Canberra: ABS
We all can feel anxious and stressed in pressure situations. However that is transient and self-resolving once the stressor is removed.
Anxiety is more than that. It is a serious mental health condition that interferes with day to day routine.
Is anxiety a problem for me?
Anxiety is a spectrum and has multiple types.
Generalized anxiety disorder is excessive, uncontrollable worry about a range of ordinary situations compounded with physical symptoms like headache, irritable bowel.
At Murdoch Psychiatry, we use a range of evidence-based treatment modalities to help patients struggling with anxiety.