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Anxiety Disorders & Phobias in Edmonton

Everyone experiences feelings of stress, anxiety, and fear at some point in their lives, some people feel panic which can be debilitating. However, anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness in that their symptoms occur without warning. If you or someone you love suffers from chronic anxiety in Edmonton, despite efforts to think positively, consider visiting a Registered Psychologist.

The team at Gary J. Meiers, Ph.D., JoAnn Hammond-Meiers, Ph.D. and Associates Ltd. is here to help. Whether you experience panic attacks or obsessive compulsions, you need an adaptable team to help you overcome your anxiety. Our Edmonton office can help you with the disorders listed below.

Types of Anxiety

Clients experience anxiety in a few different forms, as shown below.

General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

GAD manifests in the following ways:

  • Excessive worry or anxiety about one or multiple issues (symptoms may linger for months)
  • Fatigue and difficulty sleeping
  • Problems concentrating
  • Restlessness when awake
  • Irritability

Panic Disorder

If you have frequent panic attacks, you may experience:

  • A loss of reality or control
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Chest or stomach pain
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Weakness or dizziness
  • Shaking or sweating
  • Chills or hot flashes
  • Tingly or numb hands

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

This disorder may feature obsessions over germs, nagging doubts, orderliness, and more. To control the thoughts surrounding these obsessions, patients may feel the urge to repeat certain rituals and behaviours.

These rituals or compulsions may include washing hands, cleaning the house, repeatedly checking locks, and so forth. Most OCD clients feel they can't stop doing these things without experiencing intense anxiety.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Those with PTSD often experience flashbacks, trouble sleeping, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, loneliness and detachments, angry outbursts, feelings of worry or guilt, possible alcohol and/or drug abuse and similar symptoms. For more information, visit our post-traumatic stress disorder page.

Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

Psychotherapy can help alleviate the anxiety disorders listed above. Use these treatments alone or in tandem. They may not fully cure the disorder, but they will improve clients' life quality.

To find treatment for your anxiety in Edmonton, contact our office at 780-433-2269 to schedule a meeting with our Registered Psychologists.