Anxiety, as defined by the NHS is a feeling of unease such as worry or fear that can be either mild or severe.
Although it is perfectly normal to feel anxious about things such as sitting exams or a job interview, when these feelings start affecting your daily life it is best to seek medical advice.
Generalised anxiety disorder or GAD, can include both physical and psychological symptoms including:
- Feeling restless or worried
- Having trouble concentrating or sleeping
- Dizziness or heart palpitations.
GAD is a longer-term condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and events rather than just one specific thing.