Anxiety and Mood Disorders

We specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of Mood Disorders, including Depression and Bi-polar, as well as Anxiety Disorders, including Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, OCD and Social Anxiety.

We recognise that depression is complex with multiple influences. Effective treatment, therefore, needs to be identify and address all the physical, emotional and behavioural elements of depression.

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is the experience of regular, seemingly uncontrollable worries about numerous things in life rather than about a specific trigger. Anxiety can result in differing symptoms between people, but individuals with GAD typically feel anxious most days and can struggle to feel relaxed.

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Health Anxiety

Health anxiety is the constant presence of worry that one is unwell or becoming unwell. It is the fixation on any aspect of physical illness, including visible signs (e.g. lumps, bumps), any feeling of illness, or excessive worry of developing a serious illness.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is the experience of obsessions, leading to compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted repeated and intrusive thoughts, urges, or worries that cause mental discomfort. The presence of these obsessions leads to compulsions, which are repeated actions or activities carried out with the aim of reducing the anxiety caused by the obsessions.

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Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is when someone experiences recurrent panic attacks without a clear cause. This can lead to a relatively constant state of fear of having another panic attack, leading to a cycle whereby the fear of having a panic attack can cause more panic attacks.

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Phobias are an extreme fear triggered by a particular situation, object, or animal. They are beyond a general fear, instead creating an exaggerated sense of danger from the trigger. A phobia can impact on day to day life due to the level of avoidance of the feared stimulus.

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Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder defines an overwhelming, long-lasting fear triggered by social situations. It is also sometimes known as social phobia. Many people worry about social situations but having social anxiety disorder results in you feeling exceedingly worried before, during and after the event, disproportionate to the level of worry necessary for the situation.

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Your referral

Patients need to be referred to the service by a healthcare professional. For patients not currently working with a health professional, we would recommend you visit your GP who is the person best positioned to help you get support.

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Our team of expert consultant psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, therapists, dieticians and specialist nurses work together as a multi-disciplinary team for the benefit of every patient.
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