Researchers from the University of Cambridge say that four out of every one hundred people are affected by anxiety. Women, people aged under 35 and those with chronic health conditions are most likely to suffer from anxiety disorders. The report says that there needs to be more research into why people become anxious and what can be done to help them.
People who have anxiety disorder are overwhelmed by feelings of worry, fear and unease. The feelings tend to last for a long period and have a negative impact on everyday life. They may also experience physical symptoms such as raised blood pressure, nausea and disrupted sleep patterns.
BSL Healthy Minds has made a series of BSL videos on anxiety including what the symptoms are, how to reduce anxiety. There is also advice on altering thoughts related to anxiety, coping with physical symptoms and managing anxiety.
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