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Home is supposed to be a safe place
Home is supposed to be a safe place
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Sadly, that’s not true for everyone that suffers from anxiety – which is a sizeable number of people. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2014-15 anxiety disorders affected about 4 million Australians – that’s almost one in five people. Women suffer more than men, and children aren’t immune either. According to Youth Beyond Blue, an estimated 6.9% of kids aged 4 to 17 suffered from an anxiety disorder in 2015. Generalised anxiety disorder is the most common form of anxiety, but there are other types such as panic disorders, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Treatments vary depending on the disorder and individual but therapy, medication, self-care and avoiding triggers help. Concerned you may have some anxiety tendencies? Check out what’s normal and what’s not.

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