Anxiety

Counselling & psychotherapy

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Anxiety disorders include disorders that share features of excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioural disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of future threat.

Symptoms

Anxiety disorders differ from one another in the type of objects or situations that induce fear, anxiety or avoidance behaviour and the associated cognitive ideation.

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Diagnosis

The diagnostic process will usually involve two consultations, one with a mental health care specialist (psychologist or psychiatrist), who will ask you about your symptoms, your thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns, followed by a series of individualised neuropsychological assessments performed by a neuropsychologist. A physical examination, laboratory tests and imaging scans are sometimes necessary in order to rule out other physical problems that could cause your symptoms.

In cases where a diagnosis of a disease has been established, our multidisciplinary team will do everything humanly possible to treat symptoms and prevent them from progressing further, involving as many specialists as required, hence improving the quality of life, the emotional health and the well-being of each individual.

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Risk Assessment & Prevention

Risk assessments, prevention strategies and tools are used as it is far more efficient to prevent a disease from developing rather than try to treat it once it has progressed. However, in cases where a diagnosis of a disease has been established,  our multidisciplinary team will ensure to its utmost ability in treating the symptoms and prevent them from progressing further, hence improving the quality of life, the emotional health and the well-being of each individual.

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Treatment

Anxiety disorders differ from one another in the type of objects or situations that induce fear, anxiety or avoidance behaviour and the associated cognitive ideation.

At our Dementech London clinic our approach to understanding your individual needs involves thorough thorough  assessments. A Team of Neuropsychologists and Mental Health Experts will be performing specific tests related to Anxiety Disorders, offering invaluable help to your clinical management. A comprehensive, tailored care plan is offered, which may include pharmacologic (consultation with a psychiatrist) and non-pharmacologic (consultation with a psychotherapist) management interventions. Furthermore, there are also situations where a patient can benefit from a combination of both treatments.

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FAQs

Which conditions are characterised as Anxiety Disorders
• Separation Anxiety Disorder
• Selective Mutism
• Specific Phobia
• Social Phobia
• Panic Disorder
• Agoraphobia
• Generalized Anxiety Disorder
• Substance/Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder
• Anxiety Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition
• Other Specified/Unspecified Anxiety Disorder

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