Anxiety & OCD

Anxiety : Everybody gets anxious at some point in their life. Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, uneasiness, feeling faint, sweating, having jelly legs and feeling your heart racing. When these symptoms get really bad it may lead to a panic attack. Panic attacks can be extremely frightening however they are harmless and very treatable.


Anxiety can affect both your physical health and your mental health (your behavior, feelings and emotions). The symptoms can depend on a number of factors. They may pass quickly or may stay for a long period of time. It may be worth talking to your doctor or a counselor about ways to reduce anxiety.


OCD is a form of anxiety where a person feels they have to do things repeatedly to prevent bad things happening to themselves or others. (For example), washing your hands repeatedly, switching lights on and off repeatedly. It is only when this behavior gets in the way of your daily life that you may need to seek help.


Useful Contacts


Talk to a GP

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Teen Line

7pm to 10pm - 7 nights 1800 833 634



1890 621 631


Out and About Ireland

+353 (0)21 434 8728

Depression Information & Support

Information Resource

The National Office for Suicide Prevention


OCD Ireland

Information on OCD, Trichotillomania & Body Dysmorphic Disorder sufferers in Ireland.


Cork Counseling Service

Dedicated to providing professional, accessible and high quality counseling services