Supporting People with Anxiety

Anxiety can significantly impact an individual’s daily life, causing excessive worry, fear, and avoidance of certain situations. Our team at Takes Care Specialist Centre provides compassionate support for those dealing with anxiety disorders. Our psychologists offer evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), to help individuals understand and manage their anxiety. they work collaboratively to develop coping mechanisms, challenge negative thought patterns, and promote relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety levels.

Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is a common mental health condition that affects many people. It is characterised by feelings of worry, fear, and nervousness that can be mild or severe. Anxiety can interfere with daily activities, relationships, and overall quality of life. If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, it is important to seek help from a healthcare professional.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal response to stress, but when it becomes excessive or persistent, it can develop into an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions that can be debilitating and interfere with daily life. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias.

What are Symptoms of Anxiety?

Symptoms of anxiety can vary depending on the individual and the type of anxiety disorder they are experiencing. Common symptoms include excessive worrying, restlessness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, muscle tension, and sleep disturbances. Panic attacks, which are sudden and intense episodes of fear or discomfort, are also a common symptom of some anxiety disorders.

What Causes Anxiety?

The causes of anxiety are complex and can involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. Some people may be more predisposed to developing anxiety due to a family history of anxiety disorders. Stressful life events, such as trauma or a major life change, can also trigger anxiety symptoms. In some cases, anxiety may be related to an underlying medical condition, such as a thyroid disorder or heart disease.

When Should I See my Doctor?

If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety that are interfering with your daily life, it is important to seek help from a healthcare professional. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms, rule out any underlying medical conditions, and refer you to a mental health specialist if necessary. It is particularly important to seek help if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviours.

How is Anxiety Diagnosed?

Anxiety disorders are typically diagnosed by a mental health professional, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist. Your healthcare provider will evaluate your symptoms and may ask you to complete a questionnaire or take a standardised test to assess the severity of your anxiety. They may also order medical tests to rule out any underlying medical conditions that could be contributing to your symptoms.

How is Anxiety Managed?

Anxiety can be managed through a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a common form of therapy that can help individuals learn coping skills and strategies to manage their anxiety. Medications such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs may also be prescribed to help manage symptoms. Lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, healthy eating, and stress reduction techniques, can also be helpful in managing anxiety.

Get a Referral To See A Psychologist

To be able to claim a Medicare rebate you will need to speak to your GP to refer you to a psychologist. Once you have initiated your Mental Health Treatment Plan you can claim a rebate from Medicare for up to 10 appointments with a clinical psychologist. Mention this in your initial call and we can guide you in this process.

Our Clinic Location and Reach

Our Mental Health and Psychology Practice is conveniently located in Woolloongabba, our practice is easily accessible by public transport. We proudly serve not only the surrounding suburbs of Coorparoo, Camp Hill, Morningside, and Carina but also receive referrals from various Brisbane suburbs, including Albion and Kedron. Through telehealth, we extend our psychology services to rural areas in QLD, NSW, and Victoria, ensuring that distance doesn’t hinder your access to quality care.