Living with Anxiety:
How to Move Ahead?
Jakov Shlik MD, PhD, FRCPC
Mood & Anxiety Program and OSI Clinic
Anxiety Disorders are Common
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         
1 in 5 in lifetime; 1 in 10 in a given year
Born to be afraid
Fear is about survival
When you drop under that and experience
the fear without trying to change it, just
letting it be, t...
The Two Faces of Anxiety
Illustration by Serge Bloch for TIME
It can paralyze you - or help you move faster.
The new worry epidemic
Experts now argue it can have devastating
effects on work, health and children
Anne Kingston
Februa...
Multitude of Experiences
Manifold Diagnoses
Burden
• High prevalence
• Early onset
• Long-lasting or recurrent course
• Lost productivity and disability
• Cost to ind...
Complexity
Barriers
• Self-stigma
• Public stigma
• Low detection rate
• Low treatment rate
• Limited access to treatment
• Limited t...
Causes
Brain
Personality
Threat
Environment
Genes
Anxiety Disorders and Functioning
Cognition:
understanding,
communicating
Mobility: moving
and getting around
Self-care:
h...
Anxiety occurs when perceived risk of threat
outweighs perceived resources for coping
Beck et al 1985
The Anxiety (Free) Rule Book
Leahy 2008
Help yourself?
Apps for Anxiety
Living with Anxiety: How to move ahead
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Presented by Dr. Jakov Shlik, Clinical Director, Mood and Anxiety, and Operational Stress Injuries Clinic at our monthly Conversations lecture series.

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  • The work of Robert Leahy is very helpful to understand how CBT works. This is taken from his rulebook on how to be an anxious person. You can see that this is not difficult – take all threats seriously and try to avoid them by all means, patients with AD are certainly good at it.
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    1. 1. Living with Anxiety: How to Move Ahead? Jakov Shlik MD, PhD, FRCPC Mood & Anxiety Program and OSI Clinic
    2. 2. Anxiety Disorders are Common             1 in 5 in lifetime; 1 in 10 in a given year
    3. 3. Born to be afraid
    4. 4. Fear is about survival When you drop under that and experience the fear without trying to change it, just letting it be, then it becomes still. When you open your heart to fear, rather than trying to fight it or deny it or even overcome it, then you find it is just energy. Gangaji
    5. 5. The Two Faces of Anxiety Illustration by Serge Bloch for TIME It can paralyze you - or help you move faster.
    6. 6. The new worry epidemic Experts now argue it can have devastating effects on work, health and children Anne Kingston February 5, 2014
    7. 7. Multitude of Experiences
    8. 8. Manifold Diagnoses
    9. 9. Burden • High prevalence • Early onset • Long-lasting or recurrent course • Lost productivity and disability • Cost to individual, family, society
    10. 10. Complexity
    11. 11. Barriers • Self-stigma • Public stigma • Low detection rate • Low treatment rate • Limited access to treatment • Limited treatment effectiveness
    12. 12. Causes Brain Personality Threat Environment Genes
    13. 13. Anxiety Disorders and Functioning Cognition: understanding, communicating Mobility: moving and getting around Self-care: hygiene, staying alone, eating Getting along: interacting with people Life activities: domestic, leisure, work & school Participation: community activities
    14. 14. Anxiety occurs when perceived risk of threat outweighs perceived resources for coping Beck et al 1985
    15. 15. The Anxiety (Free) Rule Book Leahy 2008
    16. 16. Help yourself?
    17. 17. Apps for Anxiety

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