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Anxiety in Australia is an incredibly common condition. It is a more common mental health condition then depression and will affect 1 in 4 Australians in their lifetime.

What is anxiety?

Many people mistakenly think it only a severe nervous problem like panic attacks, obsessive behaviours and relentless worrying. Anxiety is very common and there are several treatments that can successfully treat anxiety and provide relief from symptoms for the various types of anxiety.

Anxiety symptoms

Anxiety symptoms appear in so many different ways. I usually give all my clients a brief test which measure anxiety levels at the first counselling session.
Anxiety has both psychological symptoms and physical symptoms. Some of the more common symptoms are:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Excessive trembling and sweating (sweaty hands)
  • Nausea and dizziness
  • Tightness and knots in the stomach
  • Insomnia or disturbed sleep
  • Chest pain, tightness in the chest and headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating and focusing
  • Weakness in the limbs and muscle tension

Additionally people suffering with anxiety often find themselves with compulsive worrying, irrational fears, difficulty in social settings and more. Some people think they are having a heart attack and go to their doctor or the emergency department of their local hospital. To add to their confusion they are told there is nothing physically wrong with them and they are told that most likely their problem is anxiety.

  • What are the most common types of anxiety?
  • Generalized Anxiety disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Specific Phobia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress disorder
  • Panic Disorder

If left untreated anxiety can have a detrimental effect on work, relationships, family, social and recreational activities.

Can Anxiety be treated?

Fortunately treatment is available and David is experienced and skilled in effective fast treatments for anxiety and anxiety disorders.

Booking an appointment is easy.

Appointments are available weekdays 9am to 8pm & Saturdays 8am to 11am. I am registered to offer Medicare and private health insurance rebates.

You can improve your life.

Make the phone call today to book a counselling appointment to improve your life and move towards the life you know that you deserve. Call David now on 07 5527 6006.