Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. But if your feelings of anxiety are extreme, last for longer than six months, and are interfering with your life, you may have an anxiety disorder and may need help. This article looks at anxiety and when to call our home GP doctor for anxiety in Costa del Sol.
It's a normal part of life to experience occasional anxiety. However, people with anxiety disorders often have intense, sensationalized and persistent worries and fears about everyday situations. Distress disorders frequently include repeated periods of extreme feelings of severe anxiety and fear or terror hitting a peak in a matter of minutes (panic attack).
Such feelings of fear and distress interfere with day-to-day tasks, are difficult to manage, are out of proportion to the real danger and can last for long. To prevent such feelings, you may avoid places or situations. Symptoms can begin during childhood or adolescence, and continue into adulthood.
Types of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, separation anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder (social phobia). You can experience more than one anxiety disorder. Anxiety is often the product of a medical condition which needs treatment.
Whatever form of anxiety you have, our home GP doctor for anxiety in Costa del Sol can help.
It's not always easy to say whether anxiety is a serious medical condition as opposed to a bad day that causes you to feel frustrated or worried. Your anxiety may not go away without medication, and worsen over time. It is better to treat anxiety and other mental health problems early on than when symptoms escalate.
You should call our home GP doctor for anxiety in Costa del Sol if: