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1 Pre-Class Assignment Concept: Anxiety Task Comparing and contrasting You have previously studied the concept of stress in other courses of the PN program. Compare and contrast the concepts of stress and anxiety. How They are the Same How They are Different Stress insomnia, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, muscle tension, irritability Caused by an external trigger, such as a fight with a loved one Anxiety Respond well to similar coping mechanisms such as physical activity, good sleep and a nutritious and varied diet Persistent excessive worry that doesn’t go away in the absence of a stressor Add more rows as needed. Task Predicting potential complications Assessing systematically and comprehensively Consider the risk factors for anxiety as listed in your Giddens book. Consider all the patients you have cared for in the Hondros Village. Based on your readings, choose a patient that you believe is at high risk for suffering from anxiety and give your rationale. _ I feel that Brenda Patton would be at high risk for suffering anxiety. She is pregnant, her boyfriend doesn’t have a job, her mom and the deacon of the church are upset with her. Just from the comment her boyfriend made, it doesn’t appear he will care for the baby much, he is too worried about hanging out with his 1
2 friends. ________________________________________________________________________ _ __________________________________________________________________________ Task Clustering related information Review the discussion in your Foundations of Mental Health Care textbook starting on page 209 that talks about anxiety though the life cycle. For each age group complete the table below. Causes of Anxiety in this Age Group Ways this Age Group Copes Possible Pathological Disorders Childhood Need for nurturing is not met joining groups outside of the family. Thumb sucking, nail biting, hair pulling and rhythmic body movements separation anxiety disorder, overanxious disorder Adolescents ineffectively coping with anxiety during childhood Denial, resist attempts to explore the anxietyproducing perceptions that lead to understanding Anorexia, bulimia, schizophrenia Adults Work, family, and community Using earlier in life established coping mechanisms Generalized or situational anxiety disorder, panic disorders, phobias, behavioral addictions, obsessions and compulsive activities Older Adults Social desirability factors and projecting an image of selfreliance.

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