Anxiety & Depression - Out Patient Program
Our Program consist of:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
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Bayridge Family Center - Adolescent Anxiety & Depression Program
At the Bayridge Family Center we use clinically tested treatments,
effective for anxiety and depression
Cognitive behavioural therapy is one of the most widely practiced and most intensely researched forms of psychotherapy in the world.
Skill Development Groups
Why is the world so interested in this form of therapy?
There are three reasons.
Scientific research supports its effectiveness for those suffering from depression, anxiety and many other medical ills a patient may be suffering from. Cognitive therapy appears in some cases to be at least as effective as the best anti-depressant medications. Cognitive therapy is down to earth and easily grasped by any age group, regardless of education level.
Is it new? Well, the answer to this is yes and no!
The premise or theory behind cognitive therapy is not new and is actually relatively simple. Your moods follow your thoughts and beliefs. Often by restructuring our thoughts and the assumptions beneath our beliefs, we can learn to manage our moods.
The skills development groups further lay the foundation for mood recovery through an experiential model of education. The group creatively weaves the information, truth and experiences of the patients together to make sense of the tapestry of their lives.
Online / Phone Coaching Groups
We all need support between sessions. For effective change, our program incorporates access to our remote coaches.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is one of the short-term therapies that has proven to be effective for the treatment of depression. Although depression may not be caused by interpersonal events, it usually has an interpersonal component; that is, it affects relationships and roles in those relationships. IPT was developed to address these interpersonal issues. The precise focus of the therapy targets interpersonal events (such as interpersonal disputes / conflicts, interpersonal role transitions). IPT can also work well in conjunction with medications.
Biofeedback & Relaxation Therapy
When a person thinks about a situation related to his/her anxiety, mental images activate the muscles into particular patterns of tension, as though bracing for a blow to the body. Dr. Edmund Jacobson was the first to propose that physical relaxation and anxiety are mutually exclusive. In other words, if one learns how to recognize which muscle groups are tense and can physically let go of that tension then, at that moment, one’s level of emotional anxiety will also be lowered The conclusion is that it is next to impossible to be anxious emotionally and mentally while the body remains in a calm and relaxed-state. You can learn to calm your body and directly reduce your anxiety.
Drug therapy is the most common treatment in Canada for depression. It is important to work alongside your medical doctor if you want to take medication, are taking medication, or you are wanting to come off medication. Research, however, would suggest that drug therapy is most effective when accompanied with CBT, IPT and other treatment methods.
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Anxiety & Depression - Home Study Program
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a natural part of life and most of us experience it from time to time. The word "anxiety" usually refers to worry, concern, stress or nervousness. For most teens, anxiety is limited to particular situations such as tests, important dates (like the prom) or driving lessons.
Feeling anxious can sometimes be a good thing. Anxiety can actually help you by motivating you to prepare for a big test or by keeping you on your toes in potentially dangerous situations. Occasional anxiety isn't something to be concerned about.
When a person has an anxiety disorder, it interferes with their ability to function normally on a daily basis. Anxiety disorders can cause teens to suffer from intense, long-lasting fear or worry, in addition to other symptoms.
Understanding Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders are conditions that involve unrealistic fear and worry. Anxiety disorders are very common. Many people have anxiety disorders. Many have feelings of fear, worry, panic, or intense stress that can sometimes make it hard to get through the day. Anxiety can also interfere with things as basic as sleep, concentration and appetite, not to mention the ability to enjoy life and relax. The good news is that anxiety disorders are very treatable.
Alcohol, Drugs and Depression
A lot of depressed people, especially teenagers, also have problems with alcohol or other drugs. (Alcohol is a drug too.) Sometimes the depression comes first and people try drugs as a way to escape it. In the long run, drugs or alcohol just make things worse. Other times, the alcohol or other drug use comes first, and depression is caused by:
- the drug itself
- withdrawal from it or
- the problems that substance abuse causes.
And sometimes you can't tell which came first. The important point is that when you struggle with either of these problems, the sooner you get treatment, the better. Unaddressed, these problems can lead to even greater trouble, like addiction or job failure or relationship fractures. You have to be honest about both problems - first with yourself and then with someone who can help you get into treatment. It's the only way to get better and stay better.
Ideal for those who are mild to moderately depressed and who can work independendly.
Conquering Stress, Anxiety and Depression
In today’s society with its stressful fast pace, there is so much that is expected from us in every area of our lives. Family, work, and friends - the demands never end! And you are expected to do it all and do it well.
It has been estimated that in their lifetime about one in five Canadians will suffer from depression or an anxiety disorder. That means, if you look at your immediate family, it is likely that one of you will experience these symptoms. In the past decade, great strides have been made in understanding these disorders and how to treat them.
The Bayridge Family Centers offer a Stress Anxiety and Depression Home Study Program. For those individuals and families suffering from low to moderate anxiety and depression, Bayridge teaches you the most up to date interventions and strategies available.
This program is ideal because it is easily affordable. It can fit into your life and can be adjusted to fit your schedule. It can be done in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
When you’ve completed our program, you’ll know:
Each Home Study program includes:
- How to take control of your thoughts
- How to shut off negative self talk
- How to set up a support network
- How to take responsibility for your mood
- How to stop obsessive, scary thoughts
- How medication, caffeine and alcohol influence you
- How to put an end to “What if” Thinking
- How to love yourself
- How to stop toxic shame
- How exercise and diet affect your mood
- How procrastination prevents movement
- How to become more assertive
- How to prevent relapse
- How to use relaxation to bring down anxiety
- When to recognize early signs of stress
- When to recognize signs of anxiety, depression and bipolar
- 16 lesson CD’s
- Strategy Cards
- Hand Temperature Monitor
- Biofeedback CD
- Biofeedback Training Inventory
- Hand Temperature Chart
- Anxiety Inventory
- Shame Inventory
- Activity/Mood Charts
- Food Diaries
- Personal Mood Assessment Inventory Base Line Chart
- Personal Mood Assessment Journey Log Chart
- Medicine Log
- Motivational DVD