Anxiety and Dr. Weekes | Damien Clarke | TEDxBelvedere College Youth

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Anxiety and Dr. Weekes | Damien Clarke | TEDxBelvedere College Youth

Anxiety Disorders

  • Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions that cause excessive worry, nervousness, and fear.
  • Over 300 million people worldwide suffer from anxiety disorders, and many more go undiagnosed or untreated due to stigma.

Claire Weekes' Four-Step Program

  • Claire Weekes was a general practitioner and self-help author who specialized in treating anxiety disorders.
  • She developed a four-step program to help people overcome anxiety:
    • Facing their problems
    • Accepting them
    • Working with them
    • Letting time pass

Practical Tips for Overcoming Anxiety

  • Get out of bed when the alarm goes off.
  • Have a daily plan.
  • Be mindful of caffeine intake.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Focus on good quality sleep.

Seeking Help for Anxiety

  • It is important to seek help for anxiety early on, rather than waiting until the problem becomes severe.

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