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Anxiety can be treated and controlled through various means, depending on the specific needs of the person.

We can all feel anxious at particularly stressful times in our lives or even when coping with the demands and worries of everyday life. Whether it is juggling responsibilities at work and home, worrying about the children, or getting along with your partner, life can be extremely demanding – particularly for women.

So it’s only natural that we all experience feelings of anxiety at times and most of us live our lives with some level of anxiety. However, when the thoughts, feelings and symptoms of anxiety are severe and occur in the absence of any real threat or danger, anxiety becomes a disorder that can limit our activities and severely reduce the quality of our lives.

The good news is that anxiety disorders respond well to treatment and there is help to regain control.

WIRE's Anxiety information sheet is available to download with information on:

  • What is normal anxiety?
  • What can I do to help myself when I feel anxious?
  • What are anxiety disorders?
  • What causes anxiety disorders?
  • Help for anxiety disorders
  • Why do women have higher rates of anxiety?
  • Where do I go for help?

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