Anxiety Treatment Psychologist Adelaide
Anxiety is often caused by the situation that you are in and you may have no control over that situation. But how people handle different situations varies enormously. Whatever your situation, an anxiety treatment psychologist Adelaide can teach you to handle it better and suffer less.
Panic attack is the most extreme form of anxiety. It often has a sudden onset and is surprisingly physical in the symptoms. Sufferers may seek help in hospital thinking they are having a heart attack. Our psychologists can help you to unwind your anxiety with treatment programs proven to give a high level of benefit.
Left untreated the anxiety may develop into phobias, including agoraphobia, fear of attending school or a workplace, or other things for example flying or spiders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has many forms and some people have lived with restrictions to their lives for quite some time. Margaret Mitchell is the psychologist to see in this area of work. For more information see:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
For those who have been involved in a traumatic situation, there is a particular way that people have for responding to trauma that may leave you unable to move past what has happened, continuing to emotionally suffer and sometimes suffering from flashbacks and nightmares. Whilst for many people, through support, time does help. However for some others symptoms continue. Perhaps the anxiety changes to a numbness, or inability to enjoy life. Both progressions are likely to benefit from intervention from a psychologists trained to deliver treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Worrying or Generalised Anxiety Disorder
You may be aware that you have always been a worrier. Strangely those around you may be more aware of the wasted energy you put into worrying. You may believe that your worrying is useful to you for planning head, avoiding problems or even looking after other people. At times of stress your worry may get worse, and this is when you are likely to seek help. All of our psychologists can help with worrying.
Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Our psychologists all may spend time talking with a client about the effects on them of childhood events. However, when that experience is physically intrusive and beyond your control, the effects can be extreme. They can be the experience of chronic high anxiety, avoidance, particularly of relationships, substance abuse and problems of body image, weight control and self esteem. Joanne Spadaveccia has a special interest in the area of Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse.
Sufferers of Social Phobia often describe themselves as dying of embarrassment. Many people can be shy, or anticipate some meetings with nervousness, but for the person with social phobia, social events can be anticipated and experienced as torture. This is a treatable disorder, treated by Margaret Mitchell, Helen White and Jo England.