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Information About Different Conditions

Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a normal human emotion. But, if it occurs too often, at the wrong time or is severe, it can become a problem and affect your quality of life. When anxiety becomes a problem we often describe it as a 'disorder' and we know that around 14% of adults experience significant levels of anxiety every year. There are several types of anxiety and anxiety disorders and people often have symptoms of more than one type of anxiety. But, the good news is there are effective treatments and people can successfully learn to manage their symptoms.

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Sadness and Depression

Low mood and sadness are a normal human emotions. But, if it happens too often, at the wrong times or is severe, it can become a problem and affect your quality of life. When low mood becomes a problem we often describe it as a 'disorder' and we know that around 6% of adults experience significant levels of depression each year. Because depression affects motivation, energy levels and self-esteem, recovery from depression can be hard work. But, the good news is there are effective treatments and people can successfully learn to manage their symptoms.

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Chronic Pain

Pain is a common human experience. Pain may occur after an injury, following a medical procedure or as a result of a disease. The pain we experience usually serves an important function, telling us that something is wrong, that we may need to be careful not to hurt ourselves further and that it might be a good idea to get some medical help. However, while pain usually subsides with time, sometimes it can persist well after our body would have normally healed itself. But, the good news is there are effective treatments that help people learn to manage their pain and the impact it has on their life.

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Chronic Health Conditions

Chronic health conditions or diseases are conditions that persist for an extended period of time and require ongoing management - they are conditions that cannot be cured. Chronic health conditions are very common and become more common with age. Unfortunately, chronic health conditions can have a very significant impact on our lives and often affect our emotional wellbeing and quality of life. The good news is there are effective treatments that help people learn how to manage the impacts of significant chronic health conditions on their lives and how they feel day-to-day.

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