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Anxiety


There can be a wealth of reasons for anxiety and depressive symptoms. Anxiety is a characteristic feature of most people and in moderation can be a help with day to day tasks such as learning and general performance. In short, anxiety can be useful. However, in excess it can become a problem and affect performance, concentration and our daily lives and in extreme cases can manifest as panic attacks where one feels out of control. Anxiety and feelings of stress are symptoms, a response to pressure - the more intolerable or persistent the pressure, the worse the anxiety. And this does not necessarily mean a single, overwhelming difficulty. More often it is an accumulation of things.


Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is possibly the most common anxiety disorder, affecting 5-6% of the population. It is characterised by chronic worry about all sorts of life problems and circumstances. It will differ from normal worrying through the intensity, frequency and perceived uncontrollability of the worry thoughts. There might be a biological basis to GAD where some people are more likely to over-respond to life stressors; and studies of families show there is a chance of some genetic influence.


Hormonal and nutritional deficiencies can contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression. The Hormonal and Nutritional Health Programme can evaluate levels of hormones through simple saliva tests.  The adrenal stress profile (ASP) evaluates adrenal cortex function and the circulation fluctuations in the hormones cortisol and DHEA.



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