Waitematā DHB Isa Lei - Pacific Island Community Mental Health Services
Public Service, Mental Health
- panic attacks (sudden and severe urge of fear in response to something (a trigger) that affects you)
- phobias (unhealthy fear of something)
- agoraphobia (fear of open spaces)
- social anxiety
- post-traumatic disorder
- obsessive compulsive disorder
Anxiety can often be associated with a depressive episode.
- expect the worst
- worry excessively about money, health, family or work, when there are no signs of trouble
- be unable to relax, enjoy quiet time, or be by themselves
- avoid situations that make them anxious
- be irritable
- have constant worries running through their head
- have difficulty concentrating or focusing on things
- feel edgy, restless or jumpy
- suffer from stomach problems, nausea, diarrhoea
- suffer from poor sleep
- need to know what’s going to happen in the future
- Self help: learning techniques like relaxation, distraction and education.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
- Physical exercise.