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Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Worry Wart,"  constantly worries or asks for reassurance


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: compelled to perform constant, repetitive rituals

Separation Anxiety Disorder: avoids age-appropriate separations from parents

Specific Phobia: avoids certain specific situations or things

Social Phobia: avoids social situations due to fear of embarrassment

Panic Disorder: sudden attacks of multiple anxiety symptoms

Selective Mutism: anxiety that interferes with speaking in certain situations, commonly school

Acute Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: anxiety symptoms following an extraordinary, frightening event

How Psychologists Help with Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatment


Consistent feelings of sadness or extreme irritability

Multiple changes in daily functioning, such as appetite or sleep, due to sadness or irritability

Loss of interest and withdrawal from activities

Slower speech

Negative thoughts, difficulty concentrating

How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

Depression Hurts Canada

Distress and Crisis Ontario

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatment


Concerns about a child's intellectual and/or academic functioning

Difficulties with listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or solving math problems


Exceptional strengths in verbal or visual-spatial reasoning

How Psychologists Help with Learning - Please see Psychological Assessment 

LD Online

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario


Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: difficulties sustaining focus; hyperactivity

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: negative, defiant, disobedient, and often hostile behaviour toward adults, especially authority figures

How Psychologists Help with ADHD

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance

Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

How Psychologists Help with ODD

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