Can Anxiety Be Caused by Childhood Trauma?

Anxiety is a common human experience. We experience anxiety as a part of our evolutionary danger response, which then trickles into normal events such as big presentations and first dates. However, clinical anxiety, defined as any anxiety that becomes chronic and interferes in daily life, is a disruption of our regular functioning. These persistent and intense worries can develop at any point in life, [...]

By |2023-08-11T12:34:25-04:00April 17th, 2023|Anxiety & Depression, Parenting & Children|

How Do Parents Contribute to Childhood Anxiety?

Our children. We love them and want to give them the best of everything and more. We want our kids to have unshakeable self-worth and self-esteem, confidence in navigating the world, social skills to make the best of friends and networks, healthy bodies to keep them moving, and enough empathy and humor to have a great personality. However, the way we interact with our [...]

By |2023-08-15T17:19:05-04:00April 10th, 2023|Anxiety & Depression, Parenting & Children|

Treating Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and depression are two of the most commonly diagnosed mental health issues amongst Canadian adults. In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will have a mental health issue, with 5.4% of the Canadian population diagnosed with major depression and 4.6% of the population diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. With such prevalence, it is important to know the signs of anxiety, depression, how [...]

By |2023-08-11T12:29:41-04:00April 3rd, 2023|Anxiety & Depression|

Anxiety Attacks

Anxiety is a future-based stressor. It comes from our fear of the unknown based on the numerous possibilities that we have already been exposed to in the past. Anxiety and panic attacks can be frightening experiences. Even if you are a routine sufferer, those feelings continue to be overwhelming and disruptive. Over time, this can cause persistent distress, shame, or paranoia about when the [...]

By |2023-08-15T16:45:59-04:00March 24th, 2023|Anxiety & Depression|
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