Anxiety can be debilitating when it overwhelms you. It is the sensation of fear, and at times panic, that can lead to physical symptoms such as a racing heart, tightness in the chest, excessive sweating, and feeling faint from hyperventilation. Anxiety can come in many forms and can be in relation to many things. For some, anxiety about being made fun of, judged negatively by others, or becoming embarrassed, can lead to an avoidance of socialising with friends and family. For others, their fears may be specifically related to animals or insects, or being outdoors. For many people, however, the anxiety is in response to excessive worrying (the ‘worry wart’) about anything and everything, which leads to a constant feeling of unease and discomfort. When left untreated, anxiety disorders can worsen and become more difficult to overcome. It is important that you seek psychological intervention at the earliest convenience. Dr Marsden is experienced in the treatment of a range of anxiety disorders and will help you to overcome your fears and manage anxiety in a helpful way, so you can live according to what you value, not guided by what you fear.
Social & Emotional Skills for Kids
Assessment of social/emotional skills in kids Most people have heard of autism, or even may know someone who has been diagnosed as "on the spectrum", and you may even know that someone on the autism spectrum is likely to have deficits in relating to others socially and emotionally. Knowing the exact nature of autism and it's symptoms is more complex however, and it takes specialised training to determine whether an individual meets diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (the official DSM 5 diagnostic term). What's more is, the diagnosis of autism can be complicated by other factors, such as comorbid disorders like ADHD and anxiety, or attachment related developmental problems.