Anxiety

Due to increasing demand for mental health services, we are now running Anxiety Groups for anyone with a GP Mental Health Care Plan. These groups are open to anyone with a medicare card and GP Mental Health Care Plan – private health insurance is not required.

To find out more, please read the Anxiety Group flyer and refer your GP to our MindHub page for instructions on how to refer you to the group.

Symptoms

Anxiety can present in many forms:

  • Long periods of uncontrollable worry;
  • Relying on alcohol or sedatives;
  • Difficulty in concentrating or being withdrawn;
  • Repeated thoughts that are unhelpful;
  • Disturbed sleep;
  • Irritability;
  • Feeling worthless;
  • Fear of social situations.

Assessment & Treatment

At The Hobart Clinic, we treat a number of anxiety conditions with a combination of medication, along with individual and group therapy, including:

Generalised anxiety disorder, where the person may be constantly worrying about day to day issues and this is having a detrimental effect on their life.

Social anxiety, being unable to feel relaxed in social situations at work or at home.

Panic disorders, where the person has intense feelings of uncontrollable anxiety and may also experience physical symptoms such as shortness of breath.

Obsessive compulsive disorder, where the person aims to control their anxiety through repeated behaviours and rituals.

Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur when a person has experienced a traumatic event. They may find it hard to relax or have repeated flashbacks.

Individual Consultations

Our Doctors and Psychologists offer individual support and treatment. See here for more information.

Clinic Stays

Sometimes it may be necessary to have a short stay in hospital to undergo a comprehensive assessment and commence a treatment plan.

In addition to medication therapy, nursing and allied health staff will work with the patient on new ways of coping, learning to relax and developing a greater sense of awareness of their anxiety.

We utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness as well as art therapy, exercise classes and relaxation.

Post Clinic Care

Post Clinic Care is an important part of the recovery journey.

Mind Hub Courses & Programs are conducted at The Hobart Clinic on the eastern shore and in the city centre, delivered by our team of psychologists. They focus on understanding anxiety and developing new ways of coping and strategies to relax.

Mind Hub Courses & Programs

Some people with anxiety may not require a hospital stay and a Mind Hub course or program can be a good alternative. Group programs aim to change the patterns of how we think about things to be more realistic and to develop strategies to be less fearful.