Depression

Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders

Everybody knows what it's like to feel anxious – the butterflies in your stomach before a first date, the tension you feel when someone important to you is angry with you

Fear or phobia?

Do you have an intense fear of animals, heights, blood, injections, planes? You may be suffering from a phobia.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

People with generalised anxiety disorder experience more than day-to-day anxiety. Worries are excessive, unrealistic, chronic and relentless.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) arises as an immediate, delayed and/or protracted response to a traumatic or stressful event.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is also known as social phobia. A phobia is an irrational fear resulting in conscious avoidance of a situation, activity or object.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is characterised by the occurrence of repeated panic attacks, which last anything from a few seconds to a few minutes, but which are experienced as extremely frightening and uncomfortable.

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Michael Simpson has been a senior psychiatric academic, researcher, and Professor in several countries, having worked at London University in the UK; McMaster University in Canada; Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.; and the University of Natal in South Africa.

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