What is anxiety?
Recognising the signs and symptoms of anxiety
Anxiety is a natural response to stressful situations, our worries or uncertainty. The butterflies in your stomach you may feel are part of your body’s response to stress hormones releasing ‘fight or flight’ signals that helped our ancient ancestors respond to danger.
Anxious feelings usually dissipate when people confront, deal with or talk about the problem or situation that’s triggered their anxiety.