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Saint John of God Hospital

Telephone : 01 277 1400

Fax: 01 288 1034

Admission Office

Tel: 01-277 1450

Fax 01-277 1455

Outpatient Appointments

Tel: 01-277 1440

Fax: 01-288 5107

Adolescent Assessments  

Tel: 01-277 1544

Fax: 01-277 1637

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Stress is an absolutely necessary emotion in our lives. Our makeup is such that it is difficult to take action unless we feel at least some level of this state. In fact, optimal performance is associated with a moderate level of stress. As long as the stress isn’t prolonged, it is harmless. It is only when stress is prolonged that it causes problems. Prolonged stress results in a range of anxiety and depressive disorders as well as affecting ones physical wellbeing, work and relationships.

Saint John of God Hospital established the Dublin County Stress Clinic in 1996 and pioneered a multifaceted approach to the treatment of stress disorder. It has treated thousands of patients successfully over the years, restoring their wellbeing. This service will now also be provided at the Kildare County Stress Clinic, a new outpatient service which will open on 24 March 2015 in the Vista Primary Care Centre, Ballymore Road, Naas, Co Kildare.

Staffing:

The clinic will be staffed by a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Senior Clinical Psychologist.

Conditions Treated:

Treatment is provided for a broad range of stress related disorders

  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder

Treatment:

The treatment approach will combine medication, when required, alongside Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on thoughts and behaviour which underlie and maintain a low and anxious mood. It is a short focused treatment with an excellent track record in helping people recover from stress related conditions.

Services offered include:

  • Individual CBT
  • CBT Groups for Anxiety and Depression.
  • CBT Workshops for Anxiety and Depression.
  • A public lecture programme

In the case where assessment indicates that a person’s condition requires inpatient treatment, an inpatient admission to Saint John of God Hospital can be arranged.