What is anxiety and how can it be treated?

Anxiety is our response to mental demands that we place on ourselves. It can feel like being afraid, without being able to identify anything specific in our external world that is scaring us.


Anxiety can arise from the perception of danger or threats to our safety in our external environment, when no danger or threat actually exists. Types of anxiety include generalized anxiety, panic, or social anxiety. Symptoms of anxiety can include: feeling of uneasiness and panic, nausea, sleeping problems, irregular breathing, or muscle tension.


Talk to your family physician about the changes you’ve been going through. Your physician can help diagnose your condition, rule out medical causes, determine if time away from work or other activities is needed, and refer you for help.

Dr. Cook will help you find out if you are experiencing anxiety-related problems. Treatments typically consist of individual sessions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and/or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  These sessions works to identify issues and adapt negative thinking and behaviour. Dr. Cook will guide you through the treatment that is likely to work best for you.

Please confirm you are a person.