Professor Peter McEvoy, one of CCI’s Senior Clinical Psychologist and our Director of Research (who is also a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Curtin University) was recently interviewed by news.com.au to share his knowledge on how to recognise high functioning anxiety. Professor McEvoy is one of the world’s foremost experts on social anxiety disorder, repetitive negative thinking, and transdiagnostic approaches to treating mental disorders, as well as being the Associate Editor of the Journal for Anxiety Disorders.
In this article, Professor McEvoy highlighted inflexible thinking and behaviours, avoiding doing certain tasks, and over-controlling behaviours around certain tasks or people as being possible signs of what is described as high-functioning anxiety. He also discusses how best to support a loved one who is experiencing anxiety and how to address the physical and cognitive symptoms of anxiety, with the article ending on a note addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental illness. You can read the full article here.
CCI has a range of resources related to managing anxiety that are freely available on our website. We also run a range of group programs targeting symptoms of generalised and social anxiety.
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