Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorder can feel like a terrifying condition that compromises your quality of life. The good news is that here at Manor Clinic our expert psychiatrists and therapists can offer effective treatment for anxiety.

If you are experiencing an anxiety disorder, you may have sudden episodes or long-term anxiety that infringes on your stability and peace of mind. Whatever the frequency of your symptoms, this condition can have physical as well as psychological consequences.

High levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body can wreak havoc on the endocrine system and, in the long term, may even contribute to heart disease. You may feel permanently lethargic but unable to get a good night’s sleep. Your skin, hair, and nails might feel increasingly dry and brittle. Your mind might be plagued with repetitive thoughts and/or irrational fears.

There is no need to suffer in silence. We offer a range of highly-effective treatments which can help get you back on track as swiftly as possible. You’ll receive the best possible care in a totally non-judgemental environment.

TYPES OF ANXIETY DISORDERS

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Excessive and unrelenting anxiety and worry.

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): These are generally characterised by uncontrollable thoughts and repetitive, ritualised behaviours such as repeatedly washing hands or checking mirrors.

  • Panic Disorder: When a person has frequent panic attacks which are not triggered by specific situations.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): While historically associated with servicemen who’ve been in battle, PTSD can affect anyone who has been significantly stressed by a person or situation.

  • Phobias: These are often the source of anxiety or panic attacks. They’re typically triggered by specific thoughts or situations. Examples include Social Phobia or Social Anxiety Disorder (fear of mixing with people), Agoraphobia (fear of leaving your home/open spaces), Arachnophobia (fear of spiders, snakes) etc.

SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY DISORDERS

Anxiety disorder often triggers physical symptoms such as:

  • Frequently needing to pass water or diarrhea

  • Feeling tense and jumpy

  • Frequent feelings of apprehension

  • Trouble concentrating

  • Headaches and fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Sweating and upset stomach or dizziness

  • Shortness of breath

  • Tremors and twitches

  • Anticipating the worst all the time

  • Irritability and restlessness

  • Watching for signs of danger

  • Feeling like the mind has gone blank or somehow frozen

  • Pounding heart and general muscle tension

TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS

An anxiety disorder may feel like a crippling condition but there is no need to let it ruin your life. The team at Manor Clinic can help you make a solid and swift recovery.

Our psychiatrists and therapists have the skills and experience to help you get better in a relaxing, therapeutic space. They may prescribe a mixture of medication (either temporarily or long-term), along with specialised and very supportive counselling.

The goal is to help patients rebuild their lives and manage the symptoms of anxiety to their best ability

At Manor Clinic, we work with the most highly-regarded experts in the field and employ the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.

 

If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation with one of our experts, simply call us on 780-669-8555. Our team is here waiting to help.​