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Transcript of Anxiety

What is Anxiety?
Types of Anxiety
Different types of Anxiety
Social Anxiety Disorder
Different Types of Anxiety
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Melina Brum, Elicia Sebastiano, Lindsay Bourgeois, Julia Dechnik and Jessica Bast
Types of Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety
Panic Disorder
Post-dramatic stress
Panic Disorder
Types of Anxiety
Types of Anxiety
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Different Types of Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Where to get help:
Online help:
Kids help phone, anxiety.com, etc.
Self Help:
Exercise, meditation, learning to handle your stress, etc.

Antidepressants, benzodiazepines and beta-blockers.
Cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy
Ways to reduce Anxiety symptoms:
Reducing caffeine, tea, pop and chocolate consumption
Exercising regularly
Eating healthy foods
Maintaining a regular sleep pattern
Avoiding alcohol and drugs
Seeking support after traumatic experiences.
Statistics about Anxiety
1 in 10 people said that they have had reported symptoms of one of these anxiety disorders, at one point during their life
Anxiety disorders are the most common form of a mental illness.
Levels of Severity
when one feels different and requires attention
therapy is enough at this stage
when the anxiety is more magnified and persistent
medication is usually prescribed
symptoms are dramatic and intense
medication and personal coach is required
Which level of anxiety do you feel has the worst symptoms or suffers from the worst anxiety attacks?
excessive, unrealistic worry and tension even if there is nothing to provoke the anxiety (anxiety for no reason)
overwhelming worry and self-consciousness in everyday social situations
worry is usually centred around the fear of judgement by other people or embarrassment
this can prevent people from doing normal everyday things in life without feeling physical symptoms of anxiety

constant thoughts or fears that cause them to repeat certain rituals or actions
disturbing thoughts are called obsessions and the actions/rituals are called compulsions

What is the difference between panic attacks and anxiety attacks? / Do you understand the difference?
What society need to address
An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from Anxiety, and only 1/3 of them have gone to treatment, even though the disorder is highly treatable.
Who is affected by Anxiety disorders?
People with this condition usually experience feelings of terror that hit them unexpectedly with no warning signs
This leads to panic attacks which involves sweating and heart palpitations
Leads the individual to believe they are having a heart attack or are going crazy
People who experience panic disorder fear that more panic attacks will happen and may worry that bad things will happen because of the panic attack

A specific fear of a certain object or situation (snakes, flying, heights)
The level of fear is severe and can cause an individual to avoid common everyday situations
Phobias can affect relationships, school, work or career opportunities and everyday life

How can you treat anxiety? Which method do you feel is most effective and why?
A condition that can develop after experiencing a very traumatic incident or terrifying event
Ex: loss of a loved one, natural disaster, assault, or shell shock
People that suffer from this specific disorder often have constant, long lasting, and frightening thoughts or memories of a specific moment in their lives that has now caused them to be emotionally numb
People also experience a change in their thoughts, moods and are very nervous and on edge

Is anxiety something you are born with or can it develop over time based on circumstances you go through?
Do you think that people who have anxiety disorders are socially accepted?
Why do you think the rate is higher in young adults, rather than seniors?
What Causes Anxiety?
-Anxiety can be caused by many factors such as Environmental Factors, Medical Factors, Genetics, Substance Abuse, or a combination of these.
-Commonly triggered by stress in our everyday lives.
-Negative thoughts and telling ourselves the worst will happen.
Environmental Factors
Are known to cause several types of anxiety such as:
- Trauma from past events ( Abuse, death of a loved one etc.)
- Stress in friendships, marriages, divorce
- Stress at work
& More

Medical Factors
Anxiety Vs. Anxiousness
Anxiousness: When a person is in a general state of worry before facing something challenging such as a test or Job Interview.
Anxiety is associated with medical factors. Some medically related causes of anxiety are:
Discussion Question #1
How many people in Canada, do you think are diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder each year?
- Stress from medical illness
- Side effects from certain medication
- Symptoms from medication

Disscussion Question #2
What are some ways in which we one can deal with the symptoms of Anxiety?
Substance Abuse
It is estimated that half the people that suffer from Anxiety are using Substance Abuse. It is used as help but makes it worse. The Substances used are:

- Intoxication from drugs like cocaine, Heroin and more
- Prescription Drugs

- Said by Researchers that a family history of Anxiety increases your chances of developing it.

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders which include Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
These disorders cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying.
Also affecting how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms
Other Factors
- Fear on reliving the situation

- Thinking can be dangerous

- Feeling unsafe or uncomfortable in a situation can trigger fear and thoughts
Symptoms of Anxiety
People that deal with an Anxiety Disorder deal with these physical and non physical symptoms:
- Avoiding situations
- Muscle tension
- Fast heart rate
- Loss of appetite
- Sweating
- Headache
- Trouble sleeping or staying asleep
- Intense long feelings of fear or distress
- Not leaving the house due to Fear

What do you think are some symptoms of Anxiety?
What do you think the most common cause of Anxiety is? Why?
Anxiety: When ones symptoms start to interfere with their sleeping patterns and everday activities to the point where it isn't viewed as normal
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