Anxiety & Phobias
Anxiety New Zealand Trust (NZ) – Mission Statement: Stimulate awareness and education of anxiety, phobic and compulsive disorders, alleviate the suffering of those involved, and provide input into the research of the cause and management of these disorders.
GROW – GROW is a voluntary association of people who know they are inadequate or maladjusted to life (mentally, socially or spiritually), who earnestly desire to change and are helping one another to grow to personal maturity. GROW meetings are typically formed by a group of 5 to 9 people who meet weekly for two hours followed by some refreshments. They combine personal testimonies, reports on progress, group work on members’ problems and adult education about rebuilding lives. Between meetings they keep in touch through friendly phone calls and organised socials. There is no need for referral and participation is voluntary. Meetings are confidential and anonymous – members know one another by first names only. No fees are charged and a small donation to meet necessary expenses is voluntary.
MedicineNet.com (US) – Generalized anxiety disorder (or GAD) is characterized by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no obvious reasons for worry. People with symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder tend to always expect disaster and can’t stop worrying about health, money, family, work, or school. In people with GAD, the worry often is unrealistic or out of proportion for the situation.
(NIMH) National Institute of Mental Health (US) – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat.