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Worry

Posted January 12, 2017

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Worry

Worry is the thought process we activate when we encounter a problem that potentially may have a negative or gloomy outcome, and it is common for us all to worry from time to time. Research suggests that whilst worry is often seen as a negative trait, it has in fact contributed to the survival of the human species by causing humans “to avoid dangerous situations, regardless of how remote a possibility they may be”. (Professor J Coplan, 2012).

For some people however, worry can become compulsive and excessive, and they become preoccupied with hypothetical “what if’s” and worst case scenarios. This can begin to dominate daily life, to the extent that people worry about everything where the outcome is uncertain, and can sometimes develop into an anxiety disorder.

Some Physical symptoms of anxiety include :

  • A noticeably strong, fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle ache e.g. neck and shoulders
  • Trembling
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Pins and needles
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Frequent urination

Some Physiological symptoms :

  • Restlessness
  • A sense of dread
  • Feeling on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Feeling nervous
  • Seeing yourself as unable to cope
  • Frequent thoughts that something terrible will happen
  • Avoiding places that make you anxious


To find out how we can help you manage excessive worrying or anxiety, contact us now.


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