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  1. FRIENDS Parent Training

    [Visions Article]

    My son, Kelly, was one of the one-in-10 children in Canada who are born hard-wired for anxiety. 1 From the moment he was born, there was something about Kelly that was different. His dad and I couldn’t really put our finger on the difference, but it was t ...

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  2. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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    Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a type of anxiety disorder. As its name suggests, obsessive-compulsive disorder is made up of two parts: obsessions and compulsions. ...

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  3. Panic Disorder

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    Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that causes repeated, unexpected attacks of intense fear, along with fear of having more attacks. If you have panic disorder, you are probably also scared that bad things will happen to you because of the attac ...

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  4. The LEAF Program

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    In 2004, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at UBC Hospital. I was fortunate to be referred to a group for GAD based on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), led by three psychology residents specializin ...

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  5. Taming Worry Dragons

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    In the early 1990s, Dr. Jane Garland imagined adapting cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) to better serve anxious children. CBT is known to be effective for anxiety, but it can be difficult to motivate children to practise the essential skills. ...

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  6. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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    Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, is a mental illness. It belongs to a group of illnesses called anxiety disorders. People living with GAD worry much more than other people, and they worry more often than other people. ...

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  7. Social Anxiety Disorder

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    We can all feel nervous in social situations like job interviews or when we’re giving presentations. But if you’re so scared of interacting with others that it affects your relationships with other people or it affects your work or school performance, you ...

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  8. What is anxiety?

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      English PDF | More from the Plainer Language Series | More Fact Sheets | Listen on SoundCloud   Anxiety is what we feel when we are scared and think that something bad might happen. ...

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  9. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and Substance Use

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    Nichole Fairbrother, PhD Reprinted from "Concurrent Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2004, 2 (1), pp. 27-29 Sadly, many people are exposed to traumatic events such as a motor vehicle accident, rape, assault or other violent crimes, or to nat ...

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  10. Specific Phobias and Young People

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      More Info Sheets | AnxietyBC Fears are common and expected in childhood; however, for some children and teens, their fears can become very severe over time, and even develop into a phobia. A phobia is an intense and unreasonable fear of a specific objec ...

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