What is Anxiety? A Summary

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Every person experiences anxiety during their life - it’s normal and often helpful. However, in some cases, anxiety is unnecessarily constant and overwhelming, and interferes with a person’s ability to go about their daily lives. This could indicate an anxiety disorder.

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Anxiety refers to a group of disorders that are collectively the most common mental health condition in Australia. In fact, almost 17% of Australians have experienced an anxiety disorder in the past 12 months.


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Deborah Lai
15 Apr 2023
Registered Nurse
Concisely explained
Maggie Sullivan
06 Apr 2023
Good information
Tamy McDonald
22 Jan 2023
Registered Nurse
This is a brief description of Asthma's complexity and how to recognise when a client is in distress. This short 4 minute resource included other evidence based resources on Asthma for further Knowledge.
Minkyoung Jun
24 Apr 2023
Registered Nurse
Anxiety is able to be treated.
Manjeet kaur
07 Apr 2020
It was good knowledge about anxiety disorder.
Evangeline Leon
11 Sep 2023
Timely and excellent learning subject.
Marian Soares
06 Apr 2023
Very helpful
Susan Lesmond
31 Mar 2020
Well structured,informative article.
Blaise Kubuya
18 Jun 2022
Very good topic to be aware of.
Dominic Peterson
02 Apr 2020
Good simple article.
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