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Phobias

A phobia is an identifiable and persistent fear that is excessive or unreasonable and is triggered by the presence or anticipation of a specific object or situation that usually poses little or no actual danger. Exposure to the object or situation brings about an immediate reaction, causing the person to endure intense anxiety (nervousness) or to avoid the object or situation entirely. The distress associated with the phobia and/or the need to avoid the object or situation can significantly interfere with the person’s ability to function. Adults with a specific phobia recognize that the fear is excessive or unreasonable, yet are unable to overcome it. Common phobias include fear of animals, insects, blood, height, closed spaces, flying, etc.

Worried that you or your loved one might be having a phobia?

  1. Do you or your loved one tend to have an increased heart rate, chest pain or discomfort?
  2. Do you or your loved one tend to sweat a lot and has shortness of breath?
  3. Do you or your loved one tend to have a feeling of choking, chills or hot flushes?
  4. Do you or your loved one often have an upset stomach, feels dizzy and numbness?
  5. Do you or your loved one often fear of losing control or going crazy?
  6. Do you or your loved one often fear dying?

If you have said yes to most of the above, we might be able to help you.

Treatments we can help you with:

Psychoeducation

Stress Management

Behaviour Therapy

Relaxation Training

Cognitive behavior therapy

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Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is characterized by discrete and intense periods of anxiety that occur unexpectedly, without warning, and are not always linked to a specific place or situation. With panic disorder, there is often no warning, and therefore it is harder to predict when it may occur. Children with panic symptoms may experience high anxiety, have difficulty breathing, feel as if everything around them is closing in and may experience feelings of impending doom.

Worried that you or your loved one might be suffering from panic disorder?

  1. Do you or your loved one have an increased heart rate, chest pain or discomfort?
  2. Do you or your loved one sweat a lot and has shortness of breath?
  3. Do you or your loved one have a feeling of choking, chills or hot flushes?
  4. Do you or your loved one often have an upset stomach, feels dizzy and numbness?
  5. Do you or your loved one often fear of losing control or going crazy?
  6. Do you or your loved one often fear dying?

If you have said yes to most of the above, we might be able to help you.

Treatments we can help you with:

Psychoeducation

Stress Management

Relaxation Training

Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive behaviour therapy

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent and excessive worry about a number of different things. People with GAD may anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. Individuals with GAD find it difficult to control their worry. They may worry more than seems warranted about actual events or may expect the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern.

Worried that you or your loved one might be having generalized anxiety disorder?

  1. Are you or your loved one persistently worried or anxious about a number of areas that are out of proportion to the impact of the events?
  2. Do you or your loved one over-think, plans and finds solutions to all possible worst-case outcomes?
  3. Do you or your loved one perceive situations and events as threatening, even when they aren’t?
  4. Are you or your loved one indecisive and fears making the wrong decision?
  5. Do you or your loved one have difficulty concentrating, or the feeling that their mind “goes blank”?
  6. Are you or your loved one often fatigue, has trouble sleeping, muscle tension, nausea, irritability?

If you have said yes to most of the above, we might be able to help you.

Treatments we can help you with:

Psychoeducation

Stress Management

Behaviour Therapy

Relaxation Training

Cognitive behavior therapy

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that follows an event that the person finds terrifying, either physically or emotionally, causing the person who experienced the event to have persistent, frightening thoughts and memories, or flashbacks, of the ordeal. Sometimes after effects from the traumatic events can be delayed for 6 months or longer, but when PTSD occurs soon after an event, the condition generally improves after 3 months. Some people with PTSD have long-term effects and often feel chronically, emotionally numb. PTSD in children usually becomes a chronic disorder.

Worried that you or your loved one might be suffering from post traumatic stress disorder?

  1. Do you or your loved one have sleep disturbances?
  2. Are you or your loved one feel jittery or “on guard”, losing touch with reality?
  3. Do you or your loved one have a loss of interest in things they used to enjoy; appears detached, has general lack of responsiveness, feeling numb?
  4. Do you or your loved one have trouble feeling affectionate and avoids certain places or situations that bring back memories?
  5. Are you or your loved one often irritable, more aggressive than before, or even violent?
  6. Do you or your loved one have flashbacks or intrusive images (flashbacks can come in the form of images, sounds, smells, or feelings; a person usually believes that the traumatic event is happening all over again)?
  7. Do you or your loved one often worry about dying at an early age?
  8. Do you or your loved one have regressive behaviours; acting younger than their age (such as thumb-sucking or bedwetting)?

Treatments we can help you with:

Psychoeducation

Stress Management

Relaxation Training

Crisis Intervention

Cognitive behaviour therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)