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(Derived from documents produced by Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA) Anger is an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense rage, and like other emotions, it is accompanied by physiological changes; when you get angry, your heart rate and blood pressure go up, as do the levels of your energy hormones,…

(Produced by Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA)   Keeping your temper in check can be challenging. Use simple anger management tips – from taking timeout to using “I” statements – to stay in control. Do you fume when someone cuts you off in traffic? Does your blood pressure rocket when your child refuses to cooperate?…

Screening for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) If you suspect that you might suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, answer the questions below. If most of your answers are Yes, consider consulting with a health care professional. _______________________ Do you have unwanted ideas, images, or impulses that seem silly, nasty, or horrible? Yes No Do…

Mood Disorder Questionnaire If you think you (or a family member) may be suffering from a mood disorder, answer the questions below. If most of the answers are Yes, consider consulting with a health care professional. Use this ‘scoring key’ to assess the likelihood of your meeting the criteria for a Mood Disorder. SCORING: Question…

Self-Assessment: A checklist of Key Anxiety-related Symptoms The symptoms of anxiety are sometimes not obvious as they often develop gradually, and since we all experience some anxiety at some points in time, it can be difficult to know how much is too much. Some common symptoms of anxiety include: • hot and cold flushes •…

Depression: Recognition and Treatment “Depression is like drowning. Except you can see everyone else around you breathing” Anonymous The normal ups and downs of life mean that from time to time, we all will have felt sad or have had the so-called “blues”. But if emptiness and despair seem to have taken hold of your…

Anxiety: Understanding it and Treating it! “Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have” Joyce Meyer Anxiety is not the same as fear, even though it only occurs in situations perceived as uncontrollable or unavoidable, but not realistically so. Anxiety has been described as agony, dread, terror, or even apprehension which…

Screening for Panic Disorder

Screening for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Screening for Specific Phobias

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