How you can support a family member suffering from anxiety?

If your loved one is suffering from anxiety, you’ll likely be aware of how damaging the condition can be. Anxiety comes in many forms and can be triggered by
an array of factors, but there are some simple steps to take if you want to improve the wellbeing of your family member – how can you best go about supporting a
loved one with anxiety?

What is anxiety? – Anxiety is mental state in which we feel highly worried, nervous, uneasy, or uncomfortable. While it’s normal to feel anxious in certain situations
and at notable points in our lives (this is linked to the ‘fight or flight’ instinct), it’s important to address the problem if you feel that your anxiety is
impacting your quality of life.

What are the five major forms of anxiety? – The 5 most common forms of anxiety as diagnosed by medical professionals include generalised anxiety disorder,
obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and social phobia, also known as anxiety disorder.

What causes anxiety problems? – Anxiety can be caused by a wide range of factors. We’re more likely to become anxious when we’re overworked, stressed, depressed,
under financial pressure or physically or mentally unwell. It’s also common to become anxious after traumatic events such as having to make medical negligence claim
after sustaining a surgical based injury, losing a home or the death of a loved one.