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Unformatted text preview: 15-Minute Presentation on Anxiety DisordersI. Introduction and a clip from ‘Monk’A. Link to clip: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6660177434069313676&q=monk&total=29494&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0-dry cleaning, buttons, clean twice, the date, the button sewing. B. Discussiona. What sort of things does Monk obsess over? i. Sample Answer –b. Have you noticed similar behavioral patterns in yourself or others around you?c. One major point we will cover is the difference between quirks, obsession, and regular worry and when you should see a doctor.II. What is Anxiety? Partners switch between each bullet point.•Regular anxiety is a feeling of apprehension, worry, uneasiness or dread. It is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Stressful events such as work, school, relationships, or major life decisions lead themselves to anxiety.•Anxiety disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that they interfere with a person's ability to lead a normal life. An anxiety disorder is a serious mental illness.•Some of the symptoms of anxiety disorder include feelings of panic, fear and uneasiness, uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts, or ritualistic behaviors and more.•The causes of the disorders are unknown but we do know it is NOT a personal weakness or a result of a poor upbringing. However, it has been shown that environmental stresses as well as changes in the brain may contribute to the cause of these disorders. There are nearly 19 million adult Americans suffering from different types of anxiety disorders. They occur more in women than in men.•Question #1 – After noticing a change in behavior, when should you seek professional help?Several months, otherwise it could just be stress or a phase. When you decide it is time to see a doctor – usually when you’ve been experiencing the problems for at least 6 months – the doctor will make sure there is no physical illness causing the problem. You months – the doctor will make sure there is no physical illness causing the problem....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HLT 102 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '08 term at William & Mary.
- Spring '08