Anxiety is not an uncommon problem. More than 1 in 10 people are likely to visit their GP to discuss a ‘disabling anxiety disorder’ at some stage in their life.
There are many different reasons why you may feel an increase in your anxiety levels. They can be very quick and impulsive such as being put on the spot during a seminar, or something longer-term such as an ongoing worry about meeting new people and forming new relationships.
Sometimes, it can be unclear what the trigger is, however there is usually a reason for an increase in anxiety, even when it isn’t easy to identify. At these times, it can help to open up and talk to someone about what’s going on and how you are feeling.
Anxiety is a completely normal response to a situation we may see as threatening or frightening. The problem comes when the level of anxiety is no longer rational in comparison to the event. Unfortunately, anxiety can very quickly and easily manifest into a problem for someone and at times can lead to panic attacks.