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Anxiety

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Transcript of Anxiety

What is Anxiety/Stress?
Other Aspects of Your Life
How Can It Affect
Fight-or-flight response
Central nervous-system function
Immune system response
Types of Anxiety
of Anxiety/Stress
Causes
Symptoms/Side Effects
Physiological Symptoms:
The Ripple Effect
Anxiety/Stress
Rachel & Kass
Anxiety is the generalized feeling of fear, uneasiness, worry, and/or nervousness. It interferes with daily life and is a nervous disorder which typically causes compulsive behaviour and panic/anxiety attacks.
Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension that usually causes negative affects on the body and can lead to anxiety.
Symptoms/Side Effects
of Stress.
Poor judgement
Seeing only the negative
Anxious or racing thoughts
Moodiness
Aches or pains
Nausea or dizziness
Chest pain, rapid heart beat
Frequent colds
Procrastination or neglecting responsibilities
Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
Social anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder
Specific phobia
Panic disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

of Anxiety
Worry or dread
You have a lot on your mind
Obsessive or intrusive thoughts
Physical Symptoms:
Hot flashes or chills
Dizziness
Trembling
Nausea
Chronic mental illness
Childhood trauma
Relationship difficulties
Chronic worry
Negative self talk
What Can Anxiety Lead To?
Mental Health Issues
Related to Anxiety
How NOT To Deal With Anxiety
How To Deal With Anxiety
The Ripple Effect: "A gradually spreading effect or influence"
Statistics
85% of students who took the AHSV (adolescent health survey) admitted being stressed in the last month.
Females were three times as likely as males to experience extreme stress which prevented them from functioning properly.
People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.
Depression
Bipolar disorders
Eating disorders
Mood disorders
Schizophrenia
Self harm
Suicidal thoughts
Engage in pleasurable activities
Join a support group
Get good rest and sleep
Avoid situations, occupations, and people that cause you stress
Develop and maintain a strong social support system
Express your emotions when they happen
Work with a therapist/professional
Putting yourself in stressful situations
Pushing yourself
Hanging around people who make you anxious
Harming yourself
Bottling it up inside
Not asking for help
Denial
How NOT to Deal with Someone Who Has Anxiety
Telling them their problems are invalid or dumb
Telling them others have bigger problems
Comparing their situation to one of your own to try and make their problem seem small and unnecessary
Pressuring someone into doing something you know makes them anxious
Do
not
put the person in a situation that you know makes them anxious without telling them first
How to Help Someone with Anxiety
Health Issues Connected to Anxiety
Don't push them into doing things that make them anxious
Learn about anxiety so you can learn how to help them
Let them know they can talk to you openly and call you anytime
Spend a lot of time with them
Do exciting activities with them
Be forgiving and be proud of them when they improve
Be yourself
Respiratory response
Muscle tension
Chronic respiratory disorders
Chest pain
Shortness of breath
Choking sensation
Tingling sensations
The End.
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