Can anxiety be caused by hormones?
I recently ran a Facebook Ad on anxiety-related statistics in Australia and a viewer posted this question:
Watch the video above for my response to Sue’s question.
For context, here is the complete ad text:
The ABS’ 2017-18 National Health Survey reported that “in 2017-18, 3.2 million Australians (13.1%) had an anxiety-related condition, an increase from 11.2% in 2014-15.”
That’s a 17% increase and makes anxiety the most common mental health condition in Australia.
So what is anxiety?
In short, anxiety disorders generally involve feelings of apprehension, body tension, distress or nervousness and, as a result, a person is likely to avoid situations which trigger these types of feelings.
Sometimes the symptoms are very manageable–some even thrive on stress–and other times the feeling is overwhelming. There’s no right or wrong, there is just what works best for the individual.
The GOOD NEWS is that professional support for anxiety and anxiety-related issues is available and Medicare will rebate up to 10 sessions with a psychologist with a GP referral.
Strategic Psychology offers appointments with registered psychologists in Canberra for anxiety-related issues: