Along with depression, anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders according to new figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), almost one in five young people live with high levels of anxiety. YourGP look at
- What is anxiety?
- How to treat anxiety.
- The difference between anxiety and depression.
The study, which looked at the mental health of 7.5 million 16-24 year olds in the UK, found that:
- 18% report high levels of anxiety
- Almost 16% have medium levels of anxiety.
Another report found children who spend more than three hours a day on social media:
- Are twice as likely to suffer mental health issues,
- Teenagers are getting more anxious because of the 24-hour demands through their social media accounts.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a feeling of worry or unease, normally about something with an uncertain outcome, like an exam or a job interview. In most cases, anxiety will go away as soon as the stressful situation we find ourselves in is over, however anxiety can continue to have a huge impact on some peoples lives.
The difference between anxiety and depression:
- Depression is a common mood disorder people who suffer from depression are more likely to feel sad or hopeless.
- Anxiety would normally include feelings of worry or nervousness.
- People who are struggling with anxiety can often suffer from depression.
- Depression can also cause anxiety – but the good news is that both are very treatable illnesses.
A key element of the counselling approach is the relationship of trust that builds between a patient and their counsellor – and at YourGP, work with some of Scotland’s most highly skilled and experienced therapists, who will develop a strong and trusting bond with young patients.
2. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) psychotherapists at YourGP, Christina Raeburn and Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist Carolann Chapman, have been involved in the world of counselling and psychology for many years.
CBT is one of the most effective forms of counselling for mental health problems.
- Helps raise awareness of negative thought patterns and how these can affect the way we feel and behave.
- Identifies how and what needs to change.
- CBT is recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) for the treatment of many disorders including anxiety and depression.
- CBT can help you to learn new skills in order to cope with life more effectively.
- The CBT model is evidenced based and comprehensively researched.
- Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH) integrates CBT models and hypnosis.