Anxiety describes a group of mental disorders characterized by fear. The most common are generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, panic disorder and agoraphobia. Anxiety is a function of genetic and environmental factors and its risk factors include a history of child abuse, family history of mental disorders and personalty.
If you have been diagnosed with any anxiety disorder or you suffer from any of the following symptoms, come in and talk to us, we can help.
If you have a long-lasting non-specific fear and worry; you are overly concerned with everyday issues; and in addition you feel restless, irritable, tension, palpitations, headaches fatigue and sleeplessness, you may be suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
If you experience excessive terrifying fear when you come in contact with an animal, object, subject, circumstance or procedure, and if your overwhelming fear unproportional to the actual potential danger, you may be suffering from a Phobia.
If you experience intense fear and avoidance of negative public scrutiny, humiliation, embarrassment, or social interaction characterized by excessive blushing, sweating and difficulty in speaking, you may be experiencing Social Anxiety.
If you experience fear and uncertainty in specific situations (a tight space for example) or about momentous life change (getting married for example, you may have Situational Anxiety.
If you experience brief spells of sudden and abrupt terror and apprehension with trembling, shaking nausea, dizziness and/or difficulty breathing, you may be suffering from Panic Attacks