Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) have a persistent, excessive and uncontrollable worry on a daily basis. Individuals may also be on edge, be easily fatigued, have difficulty concentrating, feel irritable, experience muscle tension, and have problems sleeping. If left untreated GAD may lead to other problems such as panic attacks or depression.
CBT is an effective treatment for GAD that can help you correct maladaptive thinking patterns, set aside worries, learn problem-solving skills and relaxation strategies.
Social anxiety disorder is a severe form of shyness that can cause problems in people’s lives. It is the fear of one or more social situations. Feared situations may include public speaking, participating in classes or meetings, meeting new people, attending parties, asking for dates, eating in public, speaking to people in authority or disagreeing with others. Individuals with social anxiety disorder are afraid they will judged negatively by others. . Sometimes they may have panic attacks. Sometimes, people with a severe social anxiety disorder may have few friends, feel lonely, and have trouble accomplishing their school or work goals.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for social anxiety disorder that helps you change the beliefs that cause you to fear. You will learn to recognize the negative thoughts and to think more realistically about social situations and yourself.
Health anxiety involves fears of having or getting a serious disease. Individuals experience high levels of worry, focus on bodily symptoms, repeatedly check for signs and symptoms related to their health concerns, focus on death and dying and often seek the reassurance of friends, family, and/or healthcare providers. Health anxiety may occur on its own or it may be part of other problems such as panic disorder (hyperlink), obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression.