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Anxiety Disorders

A panic attack is a brief episode of intense fear. It is accompanied by multiple physical and cognitive symptoms that occur repeatedly and unexpectedly in the absence of any external threat.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) affects about 5% of the population. The onset of GAD can be at a relatively early age, with one third of people with GAD experiencing onset in childhood or adolescence.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is defined as a preoccupation with an imagined 'defect' in appearance.

Trichotillomania is not a new disorder – rather it is “coming out of the closet” due to new treatments and recent publicity about the topic.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a medical diagnosis given to a person who experiencces enduring stress after a traumatic or life-threatening event.

The word 'phobia' is a derivation of the Greek word 'phobos', meaning flight, which originated from the Greek deity Phobos - whose particular talent was to inspire fear and panic in his enemies.

Collecting is something many people do as a hobby or just because they like to keep things that remind them of fond memories.

Depression is a common mental health problem. Up to one in four females and one in six males will suffer from depression at some time.

If you have OCD, you can’t just stop it by trying harder, but there are ways to recover from OCD with the help of family, friends and health professionals.

OCD has been recognised as the fourth most common psychiatric disorder, after phobias, substance abuse and major depression. OCD usually begins in late childhood or early adolescence.

For people with social anxiety disorder (or social phobia), social situations bring feelings that go far beyond simple anxiety or nervousness.