There are many different types of Anxiety. some of These include generalised anxiety, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, body distress health anxiety, phobias, and social anxiety to name a few.
Anxiety is the most common form of mental health issue affecting Australians. 1 in 4 people on average will experience this form of distress during their lifetime. Among those presenting with this condition, there will be 1 in 3 women and 1 in men. The sooner people with anxiety get help, the sooner they will recover.
When anxiety becomes panic. Anxiety is the body's natural alarm system. It is a survival function, there to alert us to danger. During extreme stress, it's job is to get the body ready for fight or flight in order to either escape the threat or to stay and fight it. During anxiety, your body processes change. Your hearing and eye sight become more acute (so lights and sounds can become overwhelming as your senses try to adjust), your blood pumps oxygen to your muscles for action and your vital organs for protection (which helps your muscles contract to assist in fast and strong movements). Your heart pumps heavily to help your body provide these protective survival functions and your body releases 2 stress hormones called cortisol and adrenaline. You may have an increased need to use the toilet (so that you don't need to stop and take care of this in the midst of fight or flight) and you can sometimes experience dizziness due to such a huge and safe change of blood flow. Sometimes, the misinterpretation of these body symptoms and the purpose of these can lead to the development of panic.