Many people are living with anxiety as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Recent figures from UCL in the UK found anxiety rates have particularly risen among women and ethnic minorities.
The figures also show that people are feeling anxious for a wide range of reasons, including fear of catching the virus, finances and losing jobs.
But just as the causes of anxiety can vary hugely, so can the symptoms. And anxiety can affect you both physically and mentally.
If you’re not sure if you have anxiety, here are some common signs to look out for:
Anxiety also has many other signs and is a symptom of several conditions, including generalised anxiety disorder, phobias and panic disorder.
But there are many things you can try to help reduce your anxiety, such as:
Quote of the day
Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
Arthur Somers Roche, author