The understanding of Anxiety and how this affects the function and success of an individual is presented in light of both a scientific base and a personalised understanding of how this influences the individual.
Anxiety can manifest as stomach issues, nervousness, reluctance to participate in usual events, withdrawal, loss of appetite and low self-esteem.
Anxiety can stop the usual activities that are enjoyed and lead to more depressive symptoms.
Anxiety can lead to fear of failure, school refusal, obsessive and compulsive rituals and behaviours and phobias that can be social and physical.
Anxiety is often present with people on the Autism Spectrum and is often manifested along with depression which is very common in teens with Autism or other mental health difficulties.
Specialised understanding and support in providing a targeted approach is needed to help those suffering with anxiety and the people around them.