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Ch 12: Introduction to Anxiety Disorders: Tutoring Solution

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The Introduction to Anxiety Disorders chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning the basics of anxiety disorders. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the vocabulary and concepts involving anxiety disorders basics required in a typical abnormal psychology course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other abnormal psychology work.
  • Identify the introductory anxiety disorders concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

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This chapter of our abnormal psychology tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn the basics of anxiety disorders and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding various perspectives on anxiety disorders, causes, treatments or any other introduction to anxiety disorders topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their psychology learning
  • Prefer learning psychology visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their introduction to anxiety disorders unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in abnormal psychology
  • Don't have access to their psychology teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the different models of etiology regarding anxiety disorders.
  • Discuss the causes and treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Take a look at the causes of panic disorder and agoraphobia, and become familiar with the treatment for these disorders.
  • Explain what causes social and specific phobias, and understand how phobias are treated.
  • Explore the causes and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Learn about the causes and treatment of trauma-related disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder.

20 Lessons in Chapter 12: Introduction to Anxiety Disorders: Tutoring Solution
Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health

1. Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental disorder, affecting as many as one in four people. In this lesson, we will explore anxiety disorders including common causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for GAD

2. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for GAD

People who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder can be totally overwhelmed with fear and worry. In this lesson, we will explore GAD and learn about the possible causes and treatments of this mental disorder.

Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

3. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Panic disorder is a debilitating condition that is characterized by how quickly it strikes. In this lesson we will learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of panic disorder. We will also learn about agoraphobia, a disease that often accompanies panic disorder.

Specific and Social Phobias: Definition, Causes and Treatment

4. Specific and Social Phobias: Definition, Causes and Treatment

What are the similarities and differences between specific and social phobias? This lesson will explore this question, as well as the causes of, and treatments for, both types of phobias.

What is OCD? - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

5. What is OCD? - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, better known as OCD, is a common but often misunderstood disorder. In this lesson we'll explore the obsessions and compulsions of OCD as well as causes and treatment.

Trauma-Related Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder

6. Trauma-Related Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder

A lot happens in the brain following a traumatic, life threatening event. Sometimes the brain has difficulty managing the stress and can be caught in a loop known as post-traumatic stress disorder, which will be discussed in this lesson along with acute stress disorder.

Psychasthenia: Definition & Symptoms

7. Psychasthenia: Definition & Symptoms

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of psychasthenia as well as symptoms of this now defunct disorder. Although this label is no longer used for diagnosis, some of its symptoms are included in multiple disorders that are currently in use.

What Are Obsessions in OCD? - Definition & Examples

8. What Are Obsessions in OCD? - Definition & Examples

Obsessions are intrusive thoughts, images, impulses, or ideas that are recurrent and cause you to feel a high level of anxiety or distress. Learn about obsessions, compulsions, OCD, and more.

What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)? - Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

9. What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)? - Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

In this lesson, you'll learn about generalized anxiety disorder and the difference between it and everyday anxiety. You will also review the causes behind it and the forms of treatment for people suffering from the disorder.

What Is School Phobia? - Treatment, Symptoms & Interventions

10. What Is School Phobia? - Treatment, Symptoms & Interventions

This lesson discusses school phobia, as well as its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. School phobia has a gradual onset, but can quickly become worse if not treated early.

What Is Test Anxiety in Children? - Definition, Research & Causes

11. What Is Test Anxiety in Children? - Definition, Research & Causes

It is estimated that between 20% and 45% of children in the United States experience test anxiety. Learn about the causes of test anxiety, recent research, and more.

PTSD Assessment: Tools, Questionnaire & Scale

12. PTSD Assessment: Tools, Questionnaire & Scale

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of PTSD and how it is assessed through various tools and questionnaires. You will also learn about the CAPS-5, the scale used to diagnose PTSD.

PTSD in War Veterans: Symptoms & Statistics

13. PTSD in War Veterans: Symptoms & Statistics

Learn about the various symptoms of combat-related PTSD -- and its impact on a veteran's life -- with a fictional example. Learn the statistics of combat-related PTSD and better understand reasons why it is higher in veterans than in the general population.

PTSD Symptoms in Men & Women

14. PTSD Symptoms in Men & Women

Learn about PTSD symptoms in both men and women. Discover the differences in rates of PTSD between men and women along with considerations that may explain these differences. Take a quiz after the lesson to test your understanding.

Shell Shock & PTSD

15. Shell Shock & PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common diagnosis for survivors of war, abuse, disasters and many other traumatic events. In this lesson, we will take a closer look at PTSD, who is at risk and how it is treated.

Shell Shock: Definition, Symptoms & Victims

16. Shell Shock: Definition, Symptoms & Victims

This lesson discusses the term ~'shell shock~', defines it, gives a list of symptoms, and looks at how victims were vilified at first, then treatment options began to show promise.

Claustrophobia: Definition, Types & Symptoms

17. Claustrophobia: Definition, Types & Symptoms

Claustrophobia is a condition that is characterized by the fear of spaces that are small or enclosed. Read this lesson to learn the various symptoms associated with claustrophobia.

What Causes Claustrophobia?

18. What Causes Claustrophobia?

In this lesson, we will look at what claustrophobia is, as well as what causes it. In addition, we will learn what the difference is between a phobia and a fear, and what treatments are available for phobias.

Claustrophobia Treatment

19. Claustrophobia Treatment

In this lesson, we will talk about claustrophobia, the anxiety disorder that is characterized by an irrational fear of small spaces. We'll go over the treatment options that therapists use to help patients manage this condition.

How to Control Anxiety: Techniques & Strategies

20. How to Control Anxiety: Techniques & Strategies

In this lesson, we will look at what anxiety is, including the types of symptoms people experience. We will then discuss the different strategies and techniques that can be used to control anxiety.

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