Living with anxiety: understanding the role and impact of anxiety in our lives

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Paul Swift, Eva Cyhlarova, Isabella Goldie and Chris O’Sullivan

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We all experience anxiety; it is a natural human state and a vital part of our lives. However
prolonged anxiety can be harmful to our emotional and physical
wellbeing. In this report we explore ‘anxiety’ and understand the role
that it plays in our lives, for better and for worse.


Well Being, Societies and Health



Others who contributed to this report include Paul Bristow, Joanna Carson, Hanna Biggs and Jenny Edwards, CBE.; Refers to: Bryan, L. (2012) Job related stress, working time and work schedules [in] S.L. McFall (ed.) Understanding Society: Findings 2012. Colchester:University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research.; Refers to: Understanding Society (2014) 'Beyond GDP: Using Understanding Society and the British Household Panel Survey to develop a picture of well-being', Understanding Society Case Studies Series. Colchester: University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research.