Do you suffer from panic attacks? Obsessive thoughts? Fear of public speaking? Flashbacks? You likely have an anxiety disorder. You experience intense, prolonged feelings of fear or distress that interfere with your personal and work life and even your physical health. Psychotherapy can help.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
Panic Attack - a period of intense fear that occurs without warning, accompanied by symptoms such as shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dizziness, and a fear of losing control.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - persistent, unwanted thoughts and/or repetitive behaviours which cannot be controlled. Examples are fear of germs, repeated doubts, disturbing aggressive or sexual thoughts, hand-washing, counting and checking locked doors.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - a traumatic event such as child abuse, rape, war or a natural disaster leading to symptoms such as flashbacks of the terrifying experience, nightmares, depression and anger.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder - excessive anxiety and worry about routine life events and activities, with symptoms of restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance.
Phobia - an excessive and persistent fear. Examples are fear of a social or performance situation; fear of something specific like flying or heights; and agoraphobia.