Anxiety Disorder

Psychiatric Condition

Anxiety Disorder

Are you constantly worrying or feeling fearful? Nervousness is a normal human emotion but when your anxiety affects your daily functioning, everyday life can get very distressing. Do you experience: 

If you feel overwhelmed with anxiety all the time, it is possible to manage your emotions with help and support. We are here to guide you through this.

Anxiety Disorder

What is Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety disorder is more than just feeling nervous or stressed from time to time; it’s a mental health condition that can significantly impact your daily life. It’s characterised by persistent and excessive worry, fear, or apprehension about everyday situations. These feelings can be overwhelming and may lead to physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat, sweating, or trembling. There are a few different types of anxiety disorders.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Persistent and excessive worry about various aspects of life

Panic Disorder

Sudden and recurring episodes of intense fear or panic

Phobias

Extreme fears of specific objects, situations, or activities

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviours performed to alleviate anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder

Intense fear of social situations or performance situations

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How is Anxiety Disorder Different From Normal Nervousness?

Normal Nervousness

It's normal to feel nervous in response to specific situations or events.

Your level of nervousness matches the situation and tends to ease once the situation passes.

You can control normal nervousness by using coping strategies like deep breathing or positive self-talk.

Nervousness is fleeting and typically fades once the immediate stressor subsides.

Anxiety Disorder

You may experience ongoing and overwhelming worry or fear, even without an immediate threat.

Your anxiety levels can feel overwhelming and out of proportion to the situation, lingering even after the stressor has passed.

Anxiety disorder can heavily disrupt your daily life, impacting relationships, work, and overall well-being.

Anxiety disorder is a long-term condition that requires proper treatment and management to help you find relief and regain stability.

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Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder

Living with anxiety disorder can manifest in various ways, impacting both your mind and body.

  • Persistent worry, fear, or apprehension
  • Difficulty concentrating or relaxing
  • Increased heart rate or palpitations
  • Sweating or trembling
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Restlessness
  • Gastrointestinal issues

 

After experiencing symptoms such as unexplained physical sensations, individuals may often worry about suffering from a physical illness, only to find themselves in good physical health.

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Causes of Anxiety Disorder

Navigating anxiety disorder can be challenging, but understanding its potential causes can shed light on your experiences.

Genetic factors

You may find that a family history of anxiety disorders heightens your vulnerability.

Biological factors

Imbalances in brain chemicals, medical conditions, or specific medications might contribute to your anxiety.

Environmental factors

Experiencing stressful life events or trauma can trigger or worsen symptoms of anxiety.

Psychological factors

Traits such as perfectionism or being prone to worrying may influence the onset of anxiety disorders.

Existing medical conditions

Medical conditions can exacerbate anxiety due to physiological changes and stress, making medical evaluations important during diagnosis.

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Do You Need To Get Help For Anxiety?

Do you feel overwhelmed by persistent anxiety? Remember, you’re not alone, and reaching out for support is a brave step. 

If you’re experiencing prolonged or intense symptoms, persistent physical discomfort, or find that anxiety is affecting your daily life and relationships, it may be time to seek professional guidance. Additionally, if you notice yourself avoiding situations or activities that you once found enjoyable or manageable, don’t hesitate to seek help. 

Prolonged anxiety can impact self-confidence and increase the risk of depression. You deserve to feel supported and find relief.

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Anxiety Treatment Options with Dr SH Wong

Our goal is to support you in finding relief from the challenges of anxiety, helping you regain control and peace in your life. Through personalised care, we aim to alleviate your symptoms, address underlying concerns, and empower you to lead a fulfilling life.

Lifestyle Modifications

We guide you to make positive changes in your daily routine, promoting better sleep, diet, and exercise habits to manage anxiety.

Lifestyle Modifications

We guide you to make positive changes in your daily routine, promoting better sleep, diet, and exercise habits to manage anxiety.

Medication

Prescribed medication can offer relief from distressing symptoms and help you manage your anxiety more effectively.

Medication

Prescribed medication can offer relief from distressing symptoms and help you manage your anxiety more effectively.

Therapy

We provide a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, equipping you with coping strategies and support to navigate life's challenges.

Therapy

We provide a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, equipping you with coping strategies and support to navigate life's challenges.
Psychiatric Condition

Your Guided Journey with Dr SH Wong

  • Make an Appointment

    Our staff will assist you with making your first appointment with Dr Wong.

  • First Session

    We'll guide you through medical tests and take the time to understand your medical and personal history during a relaxed discussion with Dr Wong.

  • Follow-up Sessions

    We'll focus on understanding your lifestyle factors, engaging in therapeutic conversations, and discussing any necessary medication to support your journey.

Sleep Specialist & Psychiatrist

Dr SH Wong: Psychiatrist for Anxiety Therapy in Singapore

Dr. Wong Sheau Hwa brings over two decades of experience as a compassionate Senior Consultant Psychiatrist. Recognised for his empathetic approach, he has dedicated himself to providing comprehensive psychiatric care to his patients. Dr. Wong’s commitment to patient well-being is evident in his unwavering dedication to understanding and addressing their unique needs, empowering them to lead fulfilling lives.

FAQs

Questions You May Have

If you find yourself facing an anxiety attack, remember that you're not alone in this struggle. One approach is to focus on your breathing, taking slow, deep breaths to help calm your body and mind. Additionally, practising progressive muscle relaxation can ease tension and promote relaxation throughout your body. It's also helpful to challenge negative thoughts by questioning their validity and replacing them with more positive, realistic thoughts. Using coping statements like "this will pass soon" can offer reassurance and help you regain a sense of control.

While anxiety may not have a simple cure, it's important to know that you have the power to find relief and manage your symptoms effectively. With the right support and guidance, you can learn valuable coping strategies to navigate through challenging times and improve your overall well-being.

Anxiety medications, like any medication, can potentially have side effects. It's important to keep in mind that not everyone may experience them, and they can vary depending on the type of medication and individual factors. Your well-being is our top priority, so we'll work closely with you to choose the right medication and carefully monitor for any side effects.

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