"It's sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should"

Common anxieties

Anxiety is a common emotion, e.g. feeling nervous about giving a presentation or being anxious about heights. Sometimes anxiety can control someone's life in such a way that it becomes unhealthy. For example people may start avoiding activities or social contact out of fear.

The most common anxieties are:

  • Panic disorder; unexpected attacks of intense fear, often combined with physical sensations such as palpitations or sweating
  • Agoraphobia; fear of certain places or situations such as public transport
  • Fear of diseases or hypochondria; fear of having or getting a severe disease
  • Social phobia; extreme fear of being judged by others, for example fear of speaking or eating in public
  • Specific phobia e.g. spiders or claustrophobia
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder e.g. fear of getting infected by bacteria, or causing someone harm involving repeated rituals to decrease the risk of a feared catastrophic outcome like repeating ritual actions or thoughts
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Rumination disorder; excessive rumination

PsyQ International offers professional psychiatric and psychological treatments for people with an anxiety disorder.


At PsyQ International we provide high quality evidence-based treatments according to the multidisciplinary guidelines and best practices. We tailor your treatment plan to your own specific needs as an individual. Our treatments are as brief as possible but as intensive as necessary. Our expert team works together to provide a personalised combination of medical treatment and specialised therapies for each individual client.

At PsyQ International you can be involved in both individual and group therapy. Individual treatment consists of face-to-face therapy sessions with a specialist, additional telephone or e-contact and possible group therapy. Throughout individual therapy we make use of different methods like cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy or interpersonal psychotherapy.
In group therapy the learning practical skills and contact with other individuals who have similar experiences or problems are beneficial to each individual’s progress. During group therapy you can exchange experiences, receive recognition and discover tips. Research has shown how effective group therapy is.

Experience stories

Joan, 43 I start panicking. I’m thinking: what if I faint? Read more