How to Spot the Signs of an Anxiety or Panic Disorder

Throughout your life, it’s normal to experience a sense of anxiety, fear and even panic, when you’re facing a scary or threatening situation, or you’re in danger. These are natural emotions, connected to our internal “flight or fight” response (see our previous blog, Learning How to Manage Your Anger , which explains this in more detail). However, the problem begins when people start to feel these emotions on a day-to-day basis in non-threatening situations. When this occurs, it can often indicate that someone is suffering with a form of anxiety. According to ‘Anxiety UK’ stats, around 3 million adults suffer from anxiety nationwide and there are many different types, including panic disorders.