Presentation on theme: "Anxiety In the Modern World.. What is Anxiety?? Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying."— Presentation transcript:
What is Anxiety?? Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious impact on daily life.
Types of Anxiety Generalized: Affects 7 million people in the US. Related to everyday life and general activities. Women are twice as likely to be affected. OCD: Troubling thoughts that lead to obsessive rituals, the rituals are meant to keep troubling thoughts at bay. PTSD: Caused by traumatic or stressful events. Can change personality they behave. Panic Disorder: Characterized by rush physiological response. Signs are rapid heart rate sweaty palms, those who experience it feel like they are having a heart attack. Social Phobia: Paranoia, they feel like they are being watched. Dread social situations.
How does anxiety affect everyday life? People often experience a general state of worry or fear before confronting something challenging such as a test, examination, recital, or interview. These feelings are easily justified and considered normal. Anxiety is considered a problem when symptoms interfere with a person's ability to sleep or otherwise function. Generally speaking, anxiety occurs when a reaction is out of proportion with what might be normally expected in a situation.
Pros and Cons Pros: Start work ahead time Very Thorough Over achievers Everything done on time. Cons: Being stressed out often can affect the body negatively. Anti- social Loss of friends Insomnia Constant worry
What Causes Anxiety Generalized/Social Phobia: sometimes runs in families, but no one knows for sure why some people have it, while others don't. Researchers have found that several parts of the brain are involved in fear and anxiety. By learning more about fear and anxiety in the brain, scientists may be able to create better treatments. Researchers are also looking for ways in which stress and environmental factors may play a role. PTSD/Panic Disorder: Drug and Alcoholism, a traumatic experience have happened to them or they have seen someone they love and care about have something traumatic happen to them.
Signs of Anxiety Being very anxious about being with other people and have a hard time talking to them. Being afraid that other people will judge them. Knowing that they worry much more than they should. Being irritable, sweat a lot, and feel light-headed or out of breath. Not be able to relax. Have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Can't control the unwanted thoughts and behaviors.