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Ch 4: Anxiety Disorders and Personal Health

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Watch video lessons and learn about anxiety disorders, including how they can lead to a dependence on illegal and legal substances. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Anxiety Disorders and Personal Health - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

While anxiety in itself is an occasional and normal reaction to stress, anxiety disorders are a form of mental illness that can cause constant and excessive fears and worries. In this chapter, you'll be introduced to the different types of anxiety disorders, such as those associated with a fear of closed or crowded spaces, social interactions or traumatic events. Causes and symptoms of these disorders will be discussed, including typical methods of treatment. You'll also find out how unchecked anxiety disorders may lead to substance abuse or a dependency on alcohol and sedatives.

When you've finished watching the video lessons and taking the online self-assessments, you should feel comfortable discussing the following anxiety-related issues:

  • Acute and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder

VideoObjective
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for GADDiscuss dependence on depressants, including alcohol, sedative-hypnotic drugs and opioids.
Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: Symptoms, Causes and TreatmentDiscuss dependence on stimulants, including cocaine and amphetamines.
Specific and Social Phobias: Definition, Causes and TreatmentDiscuss dependence on hallucinogens.
What is OCD? - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderDefine Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and discuss dependence on cannabis.
Trauma-Related Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress DisorderDescribe how and why some people will combine substances.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Anxiety Disorders and Personal Health
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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.

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