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Specific Phobia

  A specific phobia is categorised by an irrational fear of a specific object or situation that causes persistent fear and anxiety, avoidance of the situation, and disrupts functioning of everyday life. Fear of animals is the most common phobia among women, and fear of heights...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Photo by CraigCloutier Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by excessive, out-of-proportion anxiety and worry about daily life and activities that affects one’s ability to function normally in important areas of life. GAD is also normally...

Major Depressive Disorder (Depression)

Photo by CraigCloutier Major depressive disorder, commonly known as depression, is one of Canada’s most prevalent mood disorders and will affect approximately 1 in 10 Canadians during their lifetime. Depression is characterized by feeling sad and depressed consistently for...

Panic Disorder (PD)

  Panic disorder (PD) is a psychological disorder characterised by panic attacks and a constant fear of experiencing another panic attack in the future. PD affects approximately 2 million Canadians, and 4% of Canadians will experience PD during their lifetime....

Bipolar Disorder (BD)

  Bipolar disorder is a common mood disorder that causes extreme shifts in mood, activity levels, and energy. There are three states that are typical of bipolar disorder: mania/hypomania (a ‘high’ state), depression (a ‘low’ state) and a normal state. The onset of bipolar...

Social Anxiety Disorder (SA)

People with social anxiety disorder (SA) or social phobia, have an acute fear of social situations. They are so worried that they will embarrass themselves in social settings that they avoid most social interaction altogether.  OverviewSymptomsDiagnosisCauses/Why Me?...

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