Anxiety disorder

Anxiety disorder

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear.

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What are anxiety disorders?

When children or young people are confronted with an anxiety disorder, they often suffer from anxiety attacks. If there is no valid reason for the anxiety and the young person concerned experiences (social) problems as a result, there is a disorder. Some of these disorders are called "phobia". Social phobia, for example, is characterized by a significant amount of fear in one or multiple social situations. It causes distress and impaired ability to function in at least some parts of daily life. These fears can be triggered by perceived or actual scrutiny from others. Individuals with social anxiety disorder fear negative evaluation from other people. Anxiety is a worry about future events, and fear is a reaction to current events.


“I had a lot of mood swings and anxiety that I expressed through increasingly dangerous self-harming and suicide attempts.”

Aidan was treated at Yes We Can Youth Clinics for anxiety and suicidal feelings.

Effects of anxiety disorders

Fear is a physical and emotional reaction to situations that a young person experiences as anxious. This can be expressed in both a physical and an emotional reaction. All teenagers and young adults sometimes have to deal with anxiety, but in some young people the anxiety is so great that it keeps them from living a pleasant life. He or she can also feel anxious in 'normal' situations, where there is no reason for this feeling.

Treatment of anxiety disorders

At Yes We Can Youth Clinics we treat teenagers and young adults so they can overcome anxiety and fears. We help them to live and function in society in a pleasant way again, by slowly breaking down the wall they have built around themselves. This way, the teenagers and young adults learn how to work on a beautiful future.

Yes We Can Clinics strives to reduce any medication that the teenager or young adult people already receives to zero or as little as possible during the treatment.

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Yes We Can Youth Clinics can effectively treat teenagers and young adults who are suffering from a wide variety of mental health issues. If you have any questions, any at all, you can always contact us. We cannot stress enough that we are always there for you, whether you sign up for a treatment in our clinic or not. 

You can reach us by phone from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (GMT +1) via phone number: +31 (0)85 02 01 222. After business hours – weekdays after 6:00 p.m. and on the weekends – your call will be forwarded. Please note that it might take longer than usual to answer your call. If we cannot answer the call right away, please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible. You can also fill in our contact form.

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Would you like to register a teenager or young adult (aged 13-25) for a treatment at Yes We Can Youth Clinics? Please fill in our intake form and we will contact you to schedule a personal intake interview.

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Why it works

For young people aged 13-25, Yes We Can Youth Clinics offers 10 weeks intensive residential treatment. During the treatment there is also 4 days of family coaching & counselling for parents/carers. Upon completion, an extensive tailor-made aftercare programme will be devised, in collaboration with our partners all over the world.

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