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Anxiety Disorders Related to Aging - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Although many older adults have reached a high level of maturity and self-actualization, there are still disorders specifically problematic for this group. In these lessons, you can learn many of these disorders' definitions, causes and treatment options. Watch video lessons about disorders related to generalized anxiety, panic, obsessions, compulsions and stress. By the time you finish this chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain what GAD and OCD stand for and explain those disorders
- Understand two different types of trauma-related disorders
- Discuss anxiety disorders from the mental health providers' point of view
- Explain the difference between agoraphobia and panic disorder
|Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health||This lesson defines anxiety disorders and discusses the current and historical views on anxiety disorders, including biological, psychological and socio-cultural models of causation.|
|Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for GAD||Use this lesson to learn the definition, causes and treatment for GAD, as well as some of the possible symptoms of GAD.|
|Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment||This lesson discusses the definition, causes and treatment for panic disorder and agoraphobia, and explains depersonalization and derealization.|
|Specific and Social Phobias: Definition, Causes and Treatment||This lesson covers the definition, causes and treatments for specific and social phobias.|
|What is OCD? - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder||Learn what OCD is, as well as the causes and treatment for OCD. The lesson also explains the differences between obsessions and compulsions.|
|Trauma-Related Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder||Find out the causes and treatment for PTSD and acute stress disorder, as well as the differences between them.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Psychology of Adulthood & Aging for Teachers: Professional Development course
- Introduction to Adult Development and Aging
- Political and Ethical Issues in Studying Adult Development and Aging
- Research Methods and the Study of Adult Development and Aging
- Conducting Ethical Research
- Personality & Aging
- Health of the Aging Population
- The Aging Muscle, Skeletal, and Integumentary Systems
- The Aging Sensory System
- The Aging Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
- The Aging Brain and Nervous System
- The Aging Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
- Attention and Memory of the Aging Population
- Chronic Conditions of the Aging Population
- Cognitive Development & Aging
- Intelligence, Creativity, and Wisdom
- Mental Health and Lifespan Development Disorders
- Clinical Assessment in Psychology
- Substance Use Disorders & Aging Populations
- Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology
- Mood and Stress Disorders
- Treatment Methods for Psychological Disorders in Adults
- Relationships in Adulthood
- Work in Early, Middle, and Late Adulthood
- Retirement and Leisure in Adulthood
- Death, Dying, and Bereavement