Global anxiety: You are not alone

The Global Story - A podcast by BBC World Service

Anxiety disorders are the world’s most common mental health condition, affecting over three hundred million people, but only one in four affected actually get treatment for them. Data shared with us by Google says that over the last decade, countries are searching the term more frequently. Ukraine, Ireland and the Philippines the top three countries searching the word anxiety. In this episode, we explore how the disorders culturally manifest and hear what they look and feel like first hand. BBC Special Correspondent Fergal Keane, who was diagnosed with PTSD in 2008, lays bare his experience of the anxiety disorder PTSD. Katya is also joined by Professor of Psychiatry Femi Oyebode. The Global Story brings you trusted insights from BBC experts around the world, with Katya Adler. We want your ideas, stories and experiences to help us understand and tell The Global Story. Email us at [email protected]. You can also message us or leave a voice note on WhatsApp on +44 330 123 9480. #TheGlobalStory.This episode was made by Beth Timmins and Miriam Quayyum. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The assistant editor is Sergi Forcada Freixas and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.