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Anxiety disorders are estimated to affect 18 million people in the UK. Fear and nervousness are common emotions, but an anxiety disorder can cause worries to become overwhelming and uncontrollable, making it difficult or impossible to carry out day-to-day activities. Anxiety can be well-managed through a treatment plan that combines medication and behavioural therapy.

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Dr. Ranjan Pruthi MBBS/MS/MRCS Ed/MRCG Written by our editorial team
Last reviewed 06-10-2021

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What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a common emotion that we all experience. It is characterised by worry or apprehension, and it is a natural response to stressful situations. However, if these feelings are constant or overwhelming, you may have an anxiety disorder.

Your doctor may diagnose you with an anxiety disorder if:

  • your feelings of anxiety are very strong
  • you find it difficult to control your anxiety
  • you regularly experience physical symptoms of anxiety
  • you go out of your way to avoid situations that could cause you to feel anxious
  • feelings of anxiety have a major impact on your life

Anxiety disorders are usually treated through a combination of medication and behavioural therapy.

What are the different types of anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses that cause frequent and unmanageable anxiety, leading to a decline in a person’s quality of life.

Some commonly diagnosed anxiety disorders include:

  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), a condition that involves regular worries about relatively insignificant things in your daily life.
  • Panic disorder, which involves having frequent panic attacks - these are periods of time during which you experience heightened symptoms of anxiety, such as heart palpitations, difficulty breathing, and an impending sense of doom.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a diagnosis that involves unwanted and sometimes upsetting repetitive thoughts and urges.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a disorder that can happen following a traumatic event. It can involve flashbacks and nightmares which make you feel as though you are re-living the event.
  • Social anxiety, which involves severe anxiety that is triggered during social situations.
  • Health anxiety, which involves experiencing extreme obsessions and worries relating to developing illnesses.

What causes anxiety?

The causes of anxiety vary from person-to-person, but are often a mixture of life events and the surrounding environment.

Anxiety can be caused by factors such as:

  • adverse life experiences, such as physical or emotional abuse
  • a change in life circumstances, such as housing loss or financial uncertainty
  • side effects from certain medications
  • recreational drug use
  • physical health problems
  • other mental health problems

You may also be more likely to experience an anxiety disorder if you have a close relative with the condition, however, it is not known if this is due to genetics or learned behaviour patterns.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

While we all feel nervous from time to time, it is very different to having a diagnosed anxiety disorder. Symptoms vary, but most people with anxiety will experience one or more of the following:

  • intense worry or fear
  • an increased urge to urinate
  • faster breathing
  • dry mouth
  • teeth grinding or clenching, especially at night
  • feelings of restlessness
  • difficulty concentrating
  • diarrhoea or nausea
  • stomach problems, such as a churning feeling in the stomach
  • heart palpitations (increased heart rate)
  • pins and needles
  • muscle tension and aches
  • changes in appetite

If you have symptoms of anxiety, you can book an appointment with your GP, who will be able to advise on treatment. They may refer you to a mental health specialist, such as a psychiatrist.

What treatments are available?

Anxiety can be treated with prescription medication, counselling, and self-help techniques. Your doctor will advise the most appropriate treatment for you.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a type of therapy that involves identifying triggers and developing constructive ways of responding to them. It is one of the best treatments available for generalised anxiety disorder. CBT differs from other forms of psychotherapy as it is focused on the present-day rather than past issues. It is also structured, helping you set goals on how to deal with specific problems.

You can receive CBT on the NHS by referring yourself to an NHS psychological therapies service, or by asking your GP for a referral to a therapist. It can be done on an individual basis, where you meet 1-on-1 with your therapist, or in group settings, with people who are in a similar situation. You can also book therapy privately.

It may take several sessions before you notice an improvement in your anxiety.

Self-help methods

In addition to medication and counselling, there are methods you can use to help yourself.

These include:

  • deep breathing techniques
  • talking to loved ones about your situation
  • writing down your worries
  • staying organised

It is also important to maintain your physical health. Eating regularly, getting enough sleep and exercising can improve your mood and energy levels.

Medications

There are many different medications used to treat anxiety.

This includes:

  • buspirone
  • pregabalin
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • tricyclic antidepressants
  • benzodiazepines
  • beta-blockers

Beta-blockers block the action of adrenaline, a hormone which induces a fight-or-flight response, causing the heart to beat faster. This leads to other symptoms of anxiety, like facial flushing, sweating and tremors.

You can purchase the beta-blocker Propranolol online from euroClinix. It is taken either daily, if you experience anxiety regularly, or as-needed, before stressful events. Your doctor will decide on the appropriate regimen for you.

Can I buy anxiety treatment online?

If you have been diagnosed with anxiety, you can purchase situational anxiety treatment online from euroClinix. Simply complete an online consultation to ensure that this treatment is suitable for you. If approved by our doctors, they will issue a prescription to our pharmacy, where it will then be sent to your chosen delivery address with next-day delivery.

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