Questions On Anxiety Disorders And Mental Health Project

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Kelsey Crooks Mental Health Project Fall 2016 Central Louisiana Technical Community College

Index
Anxiety Disorders
Week 1
Generalized………………………………………………………..Page 3
Panic……………………………………………………………….Page 7
Phobia……………………………………………………………...Page 11 Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Definition
Worries about money, family problems and health on an extreme level. Most have trouble going through with everyday tasks. Always thinking the worst that bad things will happen. Constantly on edge.
Causes
Unknown
Researchers suggest it’s like an escape to distract one from deeper troubles.
Researches are still searching for answers from possible triggers such as stress and environmentals factors.
Risk Factors
Possible genetics
Women are more likely to develop than men
According to Medline Plus:
Signs and Symptoms
Trouble with relaxing
Worry constantly about everyday things
Trouble with focusing
Easily startled
Constant headaches, body aches, and unexplained pains
Dysphagia
Urinate frequently
Irritable
Slight twitching and trembles
Treatment
Normally treated with psychotherapy, medications, and sometimes both.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of psychotherapy. It helps the patient learn how to react differently to situations that make him or her nervous so they feel at ease or less stressed than before.
Two types of medications include antidepressants and anti-anxiety
Antidepressants
May take several weeks to be effective for treatment…
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