Anxiety

Anxiety

Posted on 28 Jan 2015

Anxiety Fact Sheet (Click on the link to open the fact sheet)

Sydney Women’s counselling Centre recognizes the Social Determinants of Health, including Gender and Cultural factors which impact on anxiety. This model provides a broader context and perspective on caring for clients with anxiety than a medical diagnosis which may be medication based.

A large proportion of women who present to the Centre have experienced trauma in childhood and/or adulthood,(domestic violence and/or sexual assault, over time/single episode).

Other women may not have the severity of abuse in their backgrounds but suffer symptoms of anxiety because often they may feel trapped in their roles, in relationships where they have little power, or may have experienced loss in a variety of ways

Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension associated with symptoms of tension. It is different to fear as fear is a response to perceived present danger. When fear occurs inappropriately anxiety can escalate and a panic attack can occur. People who have experienced childhood abuse are more likely to experience frequent or generalised anxiety or panic attacks than those who haven’t.

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