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Anxiety

anxiety; phobia; fear; worry; depression; sleep; ;

Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling that people can have when they are faced with things that are hard or scary, or when they feel worried.

Signs of anxiety can include: sweating, shaking, hot and cold flushes, a racing heart, a dry mouth, fast breathing, an urge to go to the toilet, tight muscles and difficulty concentrating.

Anxiety may be a problem if you are worried much of the time, feel tired, have difficulty concentrating, feel irritable, have tight muscles and are not sleeping well.

There is information about anxiety and anxiety disorders on these websites:

Better Health Channel (Victoria)
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au 

beyondblue – information for Australians about depression and anxiety
http://www.beyondblue.org.au 

Reachout - Australia’s leading online youth mental health service
http://au.reachout.com

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