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Anxiety & Panic

Background and Symptoms

It is normal to experience feeling anxious every now and then. Anxiety and panic becomes a disorder when it is interrupting your ability to lead, what would be generally considered a normal life.

Symptoms of worry and fear, anxiety and panic are very common with mixed anxiety and depression one of the most common psychological disorders in Britain.

Common Symptoms Include

  • Panic, fear, uneasiness
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Restlessness
  • Cold, sweaty, numb, or tingly feeling in hands or feet
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Tense muscles

Common Types of Anxiety Disorders

  • Panic Disorder - this is marked by panic attacks - a feeling of overwhelming terror, which can present at any time
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder - excessive, irrational worry and tension with little or no cause
  • Social Anxiety Disorder - an overwhelming worry and self-consciousness surrounding social situations
  • Phobias - an intense fear of a specific object, place, situation, feeling or creature
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - obsessive thoughts / compulsive behaviours surrounding a specific object, task or situation


The causes of anxiety are wide and varied and often seem to result from a combination of factors. The following is a list of some of the things that may contribute to anxiety:

  • Chemical imbalances in the brain
  • Life experiences such as: bereavement, having a baby, moving house, suffering abuse, change of employment
  • Learned behaviours
  • Alcohol and / or drug use / misuse
  • Genetics

Treatments for Anxiety & Panic with MHWS

To begin treatment with MHWS, an initial consultation will be undertaken to form a diagnosis. The diagnosis given will enable our specialists to suggest the treatment(s) available.

For anxiety, there are a range of treatment options available including:

Next Steps

For more information or to find out how to book an appointment then please contact us.


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