Cookies on the Bupa website

We use cookies to help us understand ease of use and relevance of content. This ensures that we can give you the best experience on our website. If you continue, we'll assume that you are happy to receive cookies for this purpose. Find out more about cookies


Anxiety disorders

Further information


  • Understanding anxiety and panic attacks. Mind., accessed 6 August 2012
  • Anxiety, panic and phobias. The Royal College of Psychiatrists., published September 2011
  • Fear and anxiety. Mental Health Foundation., accessed 6 August 2012
  • Anxiety disorders. eMedicine., published 23 January 2012
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder: core interventions in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), 2005.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder. The Royal College of, published March 2010
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The Royal College of Psychiatrists., published February 2012
  • The anxious child. Mental Health Foundation., accessed 6 August 2012
  • Joint Formulary Committee. British National Formulary. 64th ed. London: British Medical Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, 2012
  • Baldwin DS, Anderson IM, Nutt DJ, et al. Evidence-based guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders: recommendations from the British Association for Psychopharmacology. J Psychopharmacol, 2005;19(6): 567–96
  • Krisanaprakornkit T, Sriraj W, Piyavhatkul N, et al. Meditation therapy for anxiety disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 1. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004998.pub2
  • Trichotillomania. eMedicine., published August 2011


For our main content on this topic, see Information.

For answers to frequently asked questions on this topic, see FAQs.

Share with others

  • This information was published by Bupa's Health Information Team and is based on reputable sources of medical evidence. It has been reviewed by appropriate medical or clinical professionals. Photos are only for illustrative purposes and do not reflect every presentation of a condition. The content is intended only for general information and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional. For more details on how we produce our content and its sources, visit the about our health information page.

    Approved by Plain English Campaign The Information Standard memberHON Code


Already a Bupa Member?

Find a mental health therapist near you.

Search for a therapist

Bupa Health Finder

Find health information and more while on the move with our free Bupa Health Finder app.

More about the app

Bupa Stress Guide
Find out how to identify, understand and manage your stress with the Bupa Stress Guide.

Find out more