…Not exactly. Anxiety can come in many different forms and have a multitude of symptoms associated with them that can vary from person to person. Some of the more common forms anxiety include social anxiety, generalized anxiety , obsessive-complusive disorder and PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder).
So What is it like to suffer with Anxiety?
Well, all of the above mentioned conditions share a common value in that they are all considered an irrational response of fear or anxiousness towards typically mundane situations. Let me give you an example. The London underground can see upwards of 5 million passenger journeys each day! Most of those people consider the journey to be just a minor inconvenience to their busy schedule. But for the few who suffer with, social anxiety for example, a ride on London tubes is nothing short of hell (trust me, I know). Who would have thought that sitting next to strangers on public transport could trigger;