Social / Emotional · Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety & Depression · Profile

What is it?

Anxiety is a mental health issue that can lead to depression. Anxiety can vary from one extreme to the other, ranging from a simple fear of public speaking to a fear of speaking to another person altogether.

Anxiety can be manifested in a variety of ways such as:

What causes it?

Anxiety is something that is unique to each individual. The following issues have been identified as potential causes:


Approximately 1 in 5 teens will experience depression by age 18, and 1 in 10 will experience anxiety.

Medical Considerations

Some common symptoms include:


Anxiety is characterised as when a sufferer experiences anxious feelings which feel like they never subside, making daily life quite difficult to deal with. The symptoms of anxiety are sometimes not all that obvious as they often develop gradually.


Treatments for anxiety can often vary. Trained professionals can provide assistance to sufferers by helping them deal with their anxious feeling. Medication can also be used to alleviate symptoms.

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