What are the different types of Anxiety Disorders?

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) GAD is characterised by persistent worry that the person realises is excessive or unrealistic. It can be about almost anything – money, work, health, relationships or being harmed. People affected by GAD often worry and ruminate over everyday events in their life, until these assume a[…]

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Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder

Psychological symptoms of Anxiety disorder Anxiety disorders vary and affect people in different ways and to different degrees, but common psychological symptoms include: excessive feelings of dread and worry about what might happen in the future. persistent worry and endlessly thinking about events in the past. obsessive thoughts which are[…]

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What Causes Anxiety Disorders?

What causes Anxiety disorders? Anxiety disorders are thought to be caused by a combination of factors. Most anxious people are probably born with a genetic vulnerability to develop an anxiety disorder. Personality traits and responses to stressful life events may trigger the condition or make it worse. Common stressful life[…]

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What causes Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Often, a combination of factors may be involved in the development of GAD. Biological factors: Some changes in brain functioning have been associated with GAD. Family history: People with GAD often have a history of mental health problems in their family. However, this doesn’t mean that a person will automatically[…]

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Facts About Generalized Anxiety Disorder

How common is GAD and who experiences it? Every year in Australia, approximately 14 per cent of the population (1 in 7) experience an anxiety condition and it is estimated that just under 3 per cent experience GAD. Nearly 6 per cent of the population will experience GAD in their[…]

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Do I have an Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Signs and symptoms The symptoms of anxiety conditions are sometimes not all that obvious as they often develop slowly over time and, given we all experience some anxiety at various points in our lives, it can be hard to know how much is too much. Normal anxiety tends to be[…]

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What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

What are anxiety disorders? An anxiety disorder is a medical condition characterised by persistent, excessive worry. Anxiety disorders can take a number of forms. Common to all of these is anxiety so distressing it can interfere with a person’s ability to carry out, or take pleasure in, day-to-day life. A[…]

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Myths VS Reality of Borderline Personality Disorder

BPD myths Myth: ‘People with BPD are ‘bad’ Myth: ‘People with BPD can’t get better’ Myth: ‘People who harm themselves have BPD’ BPD myths Reality: People self-harm for many reasons – it isn’t exclusive to BPD. Reality: People with BPD are often labelled ‘manipulative’ or ‘attention-seeking’. But while the things[…]

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Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

Symptoms of BPD People with BPD typically experience some, but not necessarily all, of these symptoms. See a mental health professional for a proper diagnosis. Feeling empty, low self-esteem Deep feelings of insecurity Difficulty coping with fear of abandonment and loss Continually seeking reassurance, even for small things Expressing inappropriate[…]

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Facts About Borderline Personality Disorder

BPD facts 1-4% of the population are affected by BPD at some time in life. symptoms of the disorder usually first appear in mid to late teens or in early adulthood. Women are 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with BPD than men. BPD’s causes are not yet fully understood, but[…]

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