Dealing with Anxiety at Work

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Anxiety in the workplace: Coping mechanisms and tips

Many experience anxiety to a certain extent, but those with GAD – Generalised Anxiety Disorder – suffer the most, to the point where it begins to take over their lives.

Controlling and managing anxiety is not always easy in your personal and professional life.

Worrying about daily tasks at home and in work can have a great impact on productivity and completing those daily activities.

Serious GAD can result in physical symptoms like nausea, stomach aches, exhaustion and muscle tension.

Learn more about the symptoms, causes and forms of GAD.

Work-related anxieties:

Those who are struggling with anxiety at work may suffer from any number of worries, among which may include:

  • Inability to concentrate and focus
  • Taking too long to complete tasks 
  • Inability to work to deadlines
  • Worrying about physical problems like muscle tension or nausea
  • Effects of work life on family life

As a result of work worries, an individual with GAD may take sick days, lose their productivity, pro-activeness, and energy. More.

Many of those struggling with anxiety, especially in the workplace, may resort to coping mechanisms such as taking drugs or consuming large amounts of alcohol.

This, in turn, can lead to addiction, and dual-diagnosis

Dual-diagnosis is when an individual is struggling with addiction as well as mental health issues.

The best way to recover from your anxiety and substance use is to attend a highly-recommended residential rehab. More information about funding private rehab.

Their all-round approach to therapy – from scientific education about addiction, nutritional advice, counselling sessions and experiential therapy – will be the best way to help you regain control over your life.

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