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Ch 12: Introduction to Anxiety Disorders Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Introduction to Anxiety Disorders chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about psychological conditions such as phobias, panic attacks and other anxiety-based disorders in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Introduction to Anxiety Disorders chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Anxiety disorders overview Anxiety, anxiety symptoms, triggers, fear circuit, generalized anxiety disorder and GABA
Tuesday Panic disorder Panic attacks, depersonalization, fear-of-fear hypothesis and agoraphobia
Wednesday Phobias Specific and social phobias, cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure treatment
Thursday Obsessive-compulsive disorder Obsessions, compulsion, thought suppression and repetition
Friday Trauma disorders Post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociation and hypervigilance

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: Introduction to Anxiety Disorders Lesson Plans
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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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