I care for someone who suffers from anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of fear and worry. We all get anxious when new or strange things happen, but some people find that anxiety can make it hard to live their everyday lives. Someone who is suffering from anxiety might get stressed by very small problems. They might feel worried about doing new or different things.


Some people suffer from 'panic attacks'. This is when the anxiety suddenly feels too much to cope with. When we are scared, our bodies release a chemical called adrenaline, which makes our hearts beat faster, and can make us feel hot, sweaty and very sensitive to noise and light. When someone has a panic attack, their body releases lots of adrenaline. This can be very frightening, but panic attacks are not dangerous and will go away after a while.


Young Minds has some useful information on anxiety.


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