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Social anxiety disorder
Social anxiety or phobia is a fear of social situations. People with social phobia can feel anxiety and fear even over everyday social outings.
Social Anxiety Program
The Social Anxiety Program helps lessen symptoms of social anxiety disorder plus teaches how to manage excessive shyness and fear of social situations.
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Serotonin is a chemical substance that controls wellbeing and happiness. Not having enough serotonin is thought to contribute to depression. Learn more here, including how serotonin levels can be adjusted.
Anxiety in children
Learn more about the signs and symptoms of anxiety in children, when it may be an anxiety disorder and how to help children with anxiety.
Panic attacks and panic disorder
Panic attacks and panic disorders have distinct features that set them apart, read more to learn how to identify symptoms of each condition.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy (talk therapy) that helps a person to identify and change unhealthy or damaging thinking habits.
Body dysmorphic disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder causes someone to feel shame or disgust with part of their body or appearance. Any body part can become its focus.
Excessive worry is not a short-lived worry about a challenging situation, but is constant or out-of-proportion worrying about multiple areas of life.
Anxiety in teenagers
Learn about how anxiety and anxiety disorders can affect teenagers. Find out more about the symptoms, treatment and how to get help for anxiety.