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How can I spot the signs of high functioning anxiety?

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Consultant psychologist Elena Touroni discusses how people can suffer from anxiety but be high-functioning because the condition can manifest in different ways, such as being preoccupied about their work performance. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy

Video Transcription

It’s very common that people that are very high-functioning suffer from anxiety. It just manifests itself in different ways. So for instance, people might become extremely preoccupied about their work performance. Are they doing well enough? Have they achieved everything they have achieved through their own kind of worth? Or are they being a fraud? Most of our clients that have been highly performing jobs might suffer from those types of worries and anxieties. Also, people might become preoccupied over something seemingly very small. So they might be focusing anxiety on one very particular concrete difficulty. For instance, there might be people that might be frightened of a terrorist attack in a situation in which the likelihood of that is very, very slim. But somehow, an overall experience of pressure, and stress, and anxiety can manifest itself in a very particular thought and rumination that people have.

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni

19 June 2022

"Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.