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Coping Skills For Coping With Anxiety - Coping Skills For Coping With Anxiety An anxiety induced panic attack can have an intense influence on someone’s life. Everyday situations can be developing into horrifying and dreadful events. When panic attacks occur during the night, your sleep pattern becomes extremely interrupted. Continuous and reoccurring attacks will put additional tension into an already tense relationship, as well as, prevent you from wanting to be involved with any family outings. The persistent diversion from a possible occurring attack will divert your thoughts from the tasks as hand, and often interfere with employment and/or school....   [tags: Anxiety] 409 words
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Anxiety in Post Open-Heart Patients - Concept analysis of Anxiety For many decades nursing has been developing tools to assist with development of theoretical and conceptual bases. Concept analysis has been identified by Walker and Avant (2005) as encouraging communication within the discipline it is being research in. Walker and Avant (2005) also point out that “the results of the concept analysis, the operational definition, the antecedents, and the defining attributes can provide scientists with an excellent beginning for a new tool or an excellent way to evaluate an old one” (p.64)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Theories of Anxiety] 1912 words
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Analysis of Auden's The Age of Anxiety - Analysis of Auden's The Age of Anxiety   In Auden's lengthy poem, "The Age of Anxiety", he follows the actions and thoughts of four characters who happen to meet in a bar during a war.  Their interactions with one another lead them on an imaginary quest in their minds in which they attempt, without success, to discover themselves.  The themes and ideas that Auden's "The Age of Anxiety" conveys reflect his belief that man's quest for self-actualization is in vain.           W. H. Auden was born in York, England, in 1907, the third and youngest son of Constance and George Auden (Magill 72).  His poetry in the 1930's reflected the world of his era, a world of depression, Fascism, and war.  His works adopt a prose of a "clinical diagrostician [sic] anatomizing society" and interpret social and spiritual acts as failures of communication (Magill 74).  They also put forth a diagnosis of the industrial English society among economic and moral decay in the 1930's (Magill 72).  Conflicts common in his works are those between war and peace, corruption of modern society, and the "dichotomy between the rich and the poor" (Barrows 317)....   [tags: Auden The Age of Anxiety Essays]
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The Anxiety/Uncertainty Management Theory - The Anxiety/Uncertainty Management Theory According to William B. Gudykunst in his article "A Model of Uncertainty Reduction in Intercultural Encounters," the uncertainty reduction theory explains initial interactions between two strangers from the same culture. Studies, however, suggest this theory can also be extended to interpersonal communication between two people from different cultures. Uncertainty refers to how well you can accurately predict how strangers will behave during their initial interaction and the ability to explain the strangers' behavior....   [tags: Anxiety Uncertainty Management Theory]
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Existentialist Themes Of Anxiety And Absurdity - Existentialist Themes of Anxiety and Absurdity In a world with such a vast amount of people there exists virtually every different belief, thought, and ideology. This means that for every argument and every disagreement that their exists two sides of relative equal strength. It is through these disagreements that arguments are formed. Arguments are the building blocks in which philosophers use to analyze situations and determine theories of life. For the purpose of this paper I will try and argue my personal beliefs on a specific argument....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Anxiety Essays] 1855 words
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Anxiety and Athletic Perfomance - Anxiety and Athletic Performance Introduction Athletes today need to be able to cope with the anxiety and pressure that is placed on them in the competitive world of sports. A large deal of research has been done on examining the relationship between anxiety and performance within the field of athletics. This paper is going to show that the mind in an athlete has a lot to do with the result of the particular event. In order to show that anxiety in athletes is a significant problem this paper is going to be set up in three different areas in order to explain exactly how anxiety affects the athlete....   [tags: Athletics Athletes Sports Anxiety Essays]
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The Problems of Anxiety Disorders - The Problems of Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a normal reaction to a threatening situation and results from an increase in the amount of adrenaline from the sympathetic nervous system. This increased adrenaline speeds the heart and respiration rate, raises blood pressure, and diverts blood flow to the muscles. These physical reactions are appropriate for escaping from danger but when they cause anxiety in many situations throughout the day, they may be detrimental to a normal lifestyle. An anxiety disorder is a disorder where feelings of fear, apprehension, or anxiety are disruptive or cause distortions in behavior, (Coon, 526); they are psychiatric illnesses that are not useful for normal functioning....   [tags: Anxiety Disorders Psychiatry Health Essays]
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Anxiety - Anxiety Anxiety is one of the most fundamental emotions shared by all species of animals. When confronted with danger, the fight or flight response of the sympathetic nervous system is triggered so that we are prepared to react and protect ourselves. Without anxiety and its physiological manifestations, such as hypersensitivity to environment and enhanced blood supply to leg muscles, the likelihood of harm or disaster in threatening situations would undoubtedly dramatically increase. A moderate amount of anxiety also has the result of prompting individuals to prepare for certain events, such as exams and presentations, that clearly benefit from this action....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Anxiety in Sports - Many athletes would agree that they have felt butterflies in their stomach or a sudden rush of adrenaline before an important game. This feeling can either translate into legendary performances or monumental failures. According to Sharon D. Hoar (2007), to fully comprehend anxiety’s effect on performance, one must understand the discrimination between two unique sets of sources: trait and state anxiety, and cognitive and somatic anxiety. Anxiety symptoms are numerous and unique to every athlete....   [tags: informative essay] 940 words
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What is Anxiety? - Anxiety is a feeling and emotion of excessive and prolonged worry, a sense of dread and generalized tension. Fear and anxiety are similar emotions but have important differences. While fear is based on a specific threat and is relatively short, anxiety has no definite basis and often prolonged. We all experience anxiety at some level. Students feel anxious when taking an exam. You may feel apprehensive about going out on a blind date. Many people are scared of delivering a speech. Many situations in everyday life evoke anxiety....   [tags: Mental Health] 1020 words
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Anxiety Disorders - Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations that helps in the coping process for individuals. On some occasions, anxiety may become so severe that it impairs the ability to cope and can create psychosocial impairment. High levels of anxiety that interfere with daily activities and social interaction are considered a psychiatric disorder. Anxiety disorders are treatable and can have profound effects on the psychosocial aspect of the individuals life. This paper will discuss the possible causes of anxiety disorders and the affects that it may have on an individual’s psychological state....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Anxiety Disorder - Among many psychological disorders, anxiety disorders are the most predominant in the United States. According to Antony (2011), anxiety disorders affect nearly 28.8 percent of the population. An extreme and unrealistic anxiety is the most common symptom that characterizes all the psychological conditions within the category of anxiety disorders. The category includes specific phobia, agoraphobia, social phobia, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder....   [tags: Psychology, Phobia, Agoraphobia] 1445 words
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Test Anxiety - Contemporary society has been given the labels of “test-oriented” and “test-consuming” (Zeidner & Most, 1992) due to its extensive use of testing assessments as a primary agent in decisions that impact many areas of people’s lives. Test scores essentially control an individual’s status in grade school, college and employment. As one expert put it, “We live in a test conscious, test-giving culture in which the lives of people are in part determined by their test performance” (Sarason, 1959, p. 26)....   [tags: Assessment ]
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Anxiety Disorder - It is perfectly normal for any human being often to be nervous before making an important decision or before taking a test. But in some cases, the nervousness is extreme leading to a condition known as Anxiety Disorder. This is a serious and un-preventable mental condition where by worry and fear is constantly overwhelming. It affects people from all age groups starting in childhood. The most common symptoms of anxiety disorders includes: dizziness, dry mouth, shortening of breaths, nightmares, sleeping problem, not able to concentrate or stay calm, panic, fear and uneasiness amongst others....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Anxiety and Depression - There is a fine line between anxiety and depression. A line that is often times blurred. Although there are differences between the two, they also share many similarities, which can lead to false diagnoses for patients. It only gets more complicated when both illnesses are present. For example, The National Institute of Mental Health (2009) did a study of anxiety disorders and found that 53.7% of people reported they also experienced major depression as a secondary condition. These researchers also stated that people who are severely depressed do become anxious....   [tags: mental health]
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The Anxiety Cure - Introduction Hart (1999) in his book The Anxiety Cure offers a plan to defeat anxiety by explaining the role of how brain chemistry, psychological responses, and thought process aid in the complications of anxiety disorders. He views modern society as moving at the speed of cheetahs when God designed us to move at the speed of camels. The book gives practical advice to change your way of life without depending on medication and psychotherapy as a life-long process, by developing the emotional tranquility and completeness that God desires us to have in our lives....   [tags: Literature Review ] 1183 words
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Death Anxiety - There are two things in this life that we are all bound to encounter, stress and death. Stress is something that affects each and every human, each and every day. Some of us may have higher levels of stress than others. One reaction to stress may be anxiety. Anxiety is a physiological, as well as a psychological state. Anxiety may be viewed as a “more intense” form of stress. Each person will differ when it comes to their own personal causes of anxiety but quite a common worrisome form is that of death anxiety....   [tags: Psychology]
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Anxiety Disorder - Anxiety Disorder What is Anxiety. As defined by Understanding Psychology by Glencoe, Anxiety is a general state of dread or uneasiness that a person feels in response to a real or imagined danger. Anxiety affects 19 million Americans annually and anxiety disorder happens to be the most common mental illness in America. There are many different types of anxiety disorder such as: Panic Disorder, Obsessive – Compulsion Disorder, Phobias, and a few more. Although there is no cure for anxiety disorders, there are treatments to reduce symptoms....   [tags: Psychology]
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Symptoms of the Life Changing, Psychoanalytical Phenomenon - She rolls over, still completely exhausted from the minimal forty- five-minute sleep, and hits the snooze on the alarm. She can hardly force her jelly-like legs to the chilled floor. Eyes slightly cracked, open enough to see shapes of objects, she throws on the first clothing items she finds on her floor. Breakfast sounds revolting, but she knows she will need something to keep her going through the day, having been awake until six A.M. with thoughts of worry and obsession over problems the day is sure to bring....   [tags: Anxiety]
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The Anxiety of Anti-Anxiety Medications - The Anxiety of Anti-Anxiety Medications 19 million Americans (approximately one in eight) aged 18-54 suffer from anxiety disorders. (1) When I heard this statistic, I realized how important the discussion of such disorders was to the sciences. 1/8th of the most productive portion of the US population suffers from an anxiety disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the Institutes of Health for the Federal Government, is committed to research causes and treatment of such disorders....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Anxiety Disorders - Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a feeling of tension associated with a sense of threat of danger when the source of the danger is not known. In comparison, fear is a feeling of tension that is associated with a known source of danger. I believe it is normal for us to have some mild anxiety present in our daily lives. Everyday that I can think of I have some kind of anxiety though out that day. Anxiety warns us and enables us to get ready for the ‘fight or flight’ response. However, heightened anxiety is emotionally painful....   [tags: essays research papers] 1036 words
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Social Anxiety - Social Anxiety A woman hates to stand in line in the grocery store because she's afraid that everyone is watching her. She knows that it's not really true, but she can't shake the feeling. While she is shopping, she is conscious of the fact that people might be staring at her from the big mirrors on the inside front of the ceiling. Now, she has to talk to the person who's checking out her groceries. She tries to smile, but her voice comes out weakly. She's sure she's making a fool of herself. Her self-consciousness and anxiety rise to the roof...(Richards 1) (1)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Anxiety disorders - Anxiety disorders are the most common psychological disorders in the United States. There are four different types of anxiety disorders: phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling of fear and apprehension. Phobias are irrational fears of an object or a situation that is not likely to be dangerous. Phobias cause disruption in one’s ability to carry out day-to-day functions. Most people have suffer from phobias are afraid of certain things....   [tags: essays research papers] 333 words
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Anxiety Disorders - Anxiety is part of life; everyone feels it to one degree or another during their lives. However, when that feeling of anxiety starts to take over your life, or is persistent beyond a certain time in our lives (e.g. a speech in class) then a person may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are characterized by extreme distress, persistent anxiety, or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety. There are four common types of anxiety disorders: Generalized anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Phobias, and Obsessive-compulsive disorder....   [tags: essays research papers] 901 words
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Anxiety Disorders - This paper is going to be about anxiety disorders. I am going to explain what anxiety is and the different types of anxiety disorders. The types of anxiety I am going to talk about are Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress, Panic Disorder and Social Phobia.      Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps some one deal with a tense situation in the office, study harder for an exam, keep focused on an important speech. In general, it helps some one cope. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder....   [tags: OCD Post-Traumatic Stress Panic] 791 words
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social anxiety - Social Anxiety Social anxiety is the fear of social situations and the interaction with other people that can automatically bring on feelings of self-consciousness, judgement, evaluation, and inferiority. Put differently social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people, leading to feelings of inadequacy, embarrassment, humiliation, and depression. If a person usually becomes anxious in social situations, but seems fine when they are by them selves, then social anxiety may be the problem....   [tags: essays research papers] 1008 words
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Living With Anxiety - Living With Anxiety Only after a friend asked me did I begin to wonder if I have passed anxiety on to my daughter. I now wonder if she will suffer as I have. I don’t want that to happen, so I have decided to find out exactly what anxiety is, who it affects, and what can be done about it. I want to be able to offer the information to Abby if she ever needs it. I want to know if the medications are as bad as they say. Is anxiety a mind game that only you can control. Well lets look at some of my family members and find out....   [tags: Essays Papers] 5465 words
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The Origins of Anxiety - What's the origin of these traits that perpetuate anxiety. Such traits as creativity and emotional sensitivity may well be part of the hereditary component of anxiety disorders. On the other hand, perfectionism and excessive need for approval or control most likely have their origin in early childhood experiences. There are various ways in which you can acquire such traits. If your parents have these traits, you may learn them directly by following their example. If your mother and father are high achievers, and demand perfection of themselves, you may internalize their values and have in a similar way....   [tags: Psychology] 359 words
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Anxiety Disorders - Anxiety Disorders As I got close to the Embassy Suites, where Lincoln Financial Group was holding their interviews, I felt myself get tense. "What if people are in the lobby and they see me in jeans. Would that make a bad impression?" After a long debate with myself, I decided that it was nearly midnight and that people would not be awake. I walked into the lobby, got my room key and went up. We all had our own suite so it was clear that Lincoln had some money to spend. As I tried to fall asleep, I became more and more restless....   [tags: Psychology Essays]
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Dating Anxiety - Dating Anxiety Have you ever been really stressed about something. Think of the time when you have been the most stressed out. Multiply that to the 10th power and you have me before a date. It seems to me dating and stress are like salt and pepper; you almost never have one without the other. Endless anticipations flood your mind, making it almost impossible to keep a continuous train of thought. The worst thing about dating is that you get seriously stressed out for one lousy night. It’s enough to turn a sane mind into a basket case....   [tags: Essays Papers] 716 words
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Current epidemiological data suggest anxiety disorders are the most prevalent type of childhood psychological disorders. Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD is described by excessive worrying about a variety of events, including those in the past, present, and future. Children with this disorder worry excessively about a number of issues, including past conversations or actions, upcoming events, school, family health, their own health, competence in sports or academics, and world events. Typically, children experiencing such excessive worry find it difficult to control the amount of time that they worry, and the worrying interferes in their daily life....   [tags: GAD]
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Classifications for Anxiety Disorders - Are you or do you know someone, experiencing panic attacks or anxiety attacks. If so, it is important to be familiar with what these terms mean. Individuals frequently use panic and anxiety together, however; there are significant differences in the two and understanding the difference will make it easier to comprehend the relationship. Phobias are irrational fears that create interference within an individual’s daily routine. There are individuals who suffer from a phobia linked to pretty much any object or place imaginable....   [tags: Classification Essay] 563 words
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Managing Symptoms of Anxiety - Anxiety is uncomfortable and extremely difficult to manage. The symptoms one experiences while suffering an anxiety attack are very real, as well as, extremely scary for the person experiencing the attack. The symptoms often mimic those experienced during a heart attack, for instance: extreme sweating, blood pressure and heart rate go sky high, nausea and headache. Add these physical symptoms to the psychological symptoms and the individual's anxiety attack is in full swing. It is imperative for the individual to realize they can take control of their anxiety....   [tags: psychology] 506 words
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Rachel is a forty-six year old, African American. Rachel suffers from generalized anxiety disorder. She lives with her two college-age daughters in a dangerous neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. Rachel only leaves the house typically between two and four times a month, usually to get her monthly haircut, gets a few items at the grocery store, or goes see her primary doctor. Whenever she needs something, food or otherwise, she has one of her daughters go do it for her. In the past two years, she has held one job for less than a month....   [tags: Psychology]
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Musical Performance Anxiety - Musical performance anxiety (MPA) is a deleterious phenomenon that affects musicians of all ages and performance abilities. There are a number of musicians who experience great joy and exhilaration when performing, but for other musicians, performing can elicit feelings of dread, terror, or fright. In many cases, MPA can be so severe that symptoms noticeably disrupt performances, or end careers. MPA is stimulated by performing or being in front of an audience, and results from anticipating a negative evaluation....   [tags: Psychology]
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Evaluating the Beck Anxiety Inventory - Evaluating the Beck Anxiety Inventory The Beck Anxiety Inventory is a 21-item scale that measures the severity of self-reported anxiety in adults and adolescents. The inventory was created by Aaron T. Beck and his colleague, Robert A. Steer, at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. The most recent edition was published in 1993 by The Psychological Corporation, Harcourt Brace & Company in San Antonio, TX. The first edition was published in 1988....   [tags: Evaluation ] 2111 words
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Study of Anxiety and Automation - Automation`s implications on anxiety`s effects in solving complicated tasks Abstract The study of anxiety and automation took a great extent in the twentieth century giving basis to different theories and opinions. Current study is based on differences between anxious and non- anxious subjects on their performance in solving simple and complex tasks before and after a learning phase and automation. Current study wants to draw attention to the fact that automation diminishes the impact of anxiety on performance, especially in solving complex tasks by reducing the level of attention and the depth of conscious processing and by avoiding the sub activation of the units in the working memory involved in complex tasks....   [tags: Math]
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Strategies for Overcoming Test Anxiety - Anxiety can be defined as a state of uneasiness and nervousness resulting from the fear of unknown or the anticipation of some threatening event or situation. It can also be taken as a generalized mood or condition of mind that results from some unidentifiable cause or stimulus that is supposed to bring on some negative outcomes of certain possible future event/s or to simplify the whole idea, one can say that anxiety is the feeling of being worried about what may / will happen. This restlessness or uneasiness of feeling leads to various psychological and physiological disorders such as loss of appetite, loss of sleep, headache, palpitation, sweating, trembling etc....   [tags: test and testing] 622 words
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Social Anxiety Disorder - Introduction Social Anxiety Disorder or social phobia, is the third largest mental health care problem in the world. (Stein, 2010) National statistical surveys carried out in 2002 in the United Kingdom suggest that the prevalence rates for social phobias among young people in the UK were around 4%. (National Statistics, 2002) ‘Social phobia is characterised by intense and persistent fear of social situations in which scrutiny and embarrassment could occur’. (Orsillo & Hammond 2001, p.159) The individual with social phobia often feels they are being looked at, studied and critically analysed....   [tags: Psychology]
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Ways To Fix Anxiety - AAAAAHHH I think going to die of a heart attack. Anxiety is the biggest problem in my life. Even though I spend a lot of time worried and stressed for no reason at all. It makes me seem as if I am going crazy because others notice that I have a problem, and it feels as if I am having a heart attack. I spend entirely too much time being worried and stressed for nothing; I seem to just have to find things to worry about. For instance I just got a new boss, for two weeks the rumor mill at work has churned out rumors and statements that had created a large amount of anxiety....   [tags: Personal Health] 914 words
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Generalized Anxiety Disorder I believe I am most disposed to generalized anxiety disorder, or better known as GAD. People with GAD worry about nearly anything. I am the type of person that needs to always worry about something. If I do not have something to worry about, I tend to worry over the fact that I have nothing to worry about thinking that I am forgetting something important to do. GAD is common in Western society and about 3 percent of the U.S. population have symptoms of the disorder....   [tags: Psychology, Mental Health]
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Effects of Valerian on Anxiety and Insomnia - Historically, valerian has been a non-scientific resource for relief from anxiety and insomnia.1 Detrimental effects of FDA approved medications for these symptoms have many professionals questioning whether the most effective and safe resource is available through a supplemental approach. This has led to the investigation of the true effectiveness of the valerian root and its impact on its subjects. In treating anxiety, a peer-reviewed study revealed there was no significant difference between valerian and placebo.2 Valerian was compared to Diazepam using the STAI-Trait scale, revealing that Diazepam produced superior results, yet side effects were similar for both.2 No other research could be found on the effects of valerian as a treatment for anxiety....   [tags: Medicine]
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Statistical Differences in Anxiety - Statistics are used in all areas of life, and there is a great deal of information involved. It is imperative for an individual to understand and accurately interpret the statistical data they are viewing. This paper will discuss interpretation of various statistical terms. It will also discuss and address possible issues of a selected peer-reviewed article. The Mean score Among the top five academic anxieties (Test Anxiety ~ Math Anxiety), on the average (mean) of Score, Math Anxiety had the lowest Mean score (Funk, 2009)....   [tags: Psychologyy]
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The Relationship Between Anxiety and Stuttering in Adolescents - What is the relationship between anxiety levels and stuttering in adolescents. The answer is still unclear. Many researchers have attempted to find out whether stuttering causes anxiety or if it is vice versa. Adolescence is a very emotional time, in which teens try to fit in and create their own identity and are experiencing who they want to become. Having a speech problem only makes the phase of adolescence the more stressing and difficult. That is why I wanted to see if adolescents who stutter have higher anxiety levels than fluent adolescents....   [tags: Psychology]
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Anxiety and Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents - 3. Describe the study in your own words. a. Why was the study done. What was the purpose of the study. i. The purpose of this study was to examine relationship between sleep-related problems (SRPs) and anxiety disorders among children and adolescents. Previous research indicates a significant association between SRPs and anxiety disorders. However, there is limited research investigating SRPs in children and adolescents and their possible effect on functioning during the day. Therefore, this study attempts to address these discrepancies by means of an introductory inspection of various kinds of SRPs amid an abundant sample of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Use of Massage Therapy in the Treatment of Anxiety - The Use of Massage Therapy in the Treatment of Anxiety According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition Text Revision (DSM IV-TR) (APA, 2000), Anxiety Disorders can manifest in a number of different ways including Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety. Common threads of symptoms among these disorders include heighted autonomic response, shortness of breath, excessive worry, and of course anxiety. The treatment of Anxiety disorders has included Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Saavedra, Silverman, Morgan-Lopez, & Kurtines, 2010; White, Ollendick, Scahill, Oswald, & Albano, 2009), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (Wilde, 2008), and Pharmacological treatments such as benzodiazepines (Sher, 2009)....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Religious Anxiety and the Social Pressures of Adherence - In “The New York Conspiracy Trials of 1741”, Horsmanden presents the sacredness of oaths, and the profound religious influence on everyday life in colonial America, especially in New York. The circumstances regarding the case represented in the 1741 trials embody colonial anxiety over religion and its justification through law and imperial domination. These anxieties caused many of the accused of the trials to begin confessing, out of fear of harsh civil punishments, which allowed for a larger plot to unfold....   [tags: Religion ]
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Depression and anxiety among college students - Depression and anxiety among college students is something that experts have focused on for the past twenty years. The information they have been gathering ranges from the different stressors of college life to the effects of one's culture on how they deal with depression or anxiety symptoms. They have identified a few core characteristics of depression and thoughts of suicide. These are both serious concepts in which people need to seek help for. It is important for students to reach out to friends, family, or professionals to support them during this time....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Effects of Aromatherapy on Teenage Anxiety and Depression - Teenagers stress. Academics, relationships, and home lives play a huge part in stress–and often depression–in adolescents. While only “30 percent of students were at risk of suicide”, there is an estimated “60 to 70 percent of teenagers are affected negatively by stress” (Boyce 1)(Barrows 1). Every person copes with stress differently, some better than others. While some teenagers turn to religion, others regrettably turn to illegal substances such as marijuana, cigarettes, alcohol, and some even misuse stimulants....   [tags: Psychology]
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Social Anxiety Disorder - Social Anxiety Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder (social phobia) is the third largest mental health care problem in the world. Latest government epidemiological data show social phobia affects over 7% of the population at any given time. The lifetime prevalence rate (i.e., the chances of developing social anxiety disorder at any time during the lifespan) stands at above 13%. Definition: Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. Put another way, social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being judged and evaluated by other people....   [tags: Papers] 746 words
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Social Anxiety Disorder - Social Anxiety Disorder "Social Anxiety Disorder/Social Phobia: The Least Understood Anxiety Disorder" By Thomas A. Richards, Ph.D., Psychologist PURPOSE: In my opinion the author of this article has expressed two reasons for writing the article. First, he explains the symptoms and diagnoses of social anxiety disorder and how it relates to humans. Secondly, he illustrates some of the possible treatments or ways to live with what he titles "The Least Understood Anxiety Disorder." SUMMARY: Social anxiety disorder or Social phobia, as called by some, is labeled by Richards as the fear of public interaction with other people for feelings of criticism or self-consciousness....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Generalized Anxiety Disorder Generalized anxiety disorder(GAD) is much more than the normal anxiety people experience everyday. It is a chronic condition that is chracterized by excessive worry and anxiety, even though there aren't any reasonable explanations for the cause. It is diagnosed when a person spends a least 6 months worrying excessively about numerous everyday problems. People who suffer from GAD always anticipate the worst. They frequently worry about family, money, work or their health....   [tags: Papers] 461 words
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Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder Anxiety is a common occurrence and emotion in everyday life. Yet there are several individuals today who suffer from great pangs of anxiety and feelings of panic at such extremely high levels that it becomes quite debilitating. A normal, everyday environment can become so overwhelming that the day itself can stop dead in its tracks while the sufferer rides through the wave of intense emotions and thoughts which seem to be going a million miles a minute and showing no signs of stopping or slowing down....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Social Anxiety Disorder - Social anxiety disorder is also known as social phobia. It is defined as the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. It is the fear and anxiety of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment or ridicule. This leads to feelings of inadequacy, self-consciousness, and depression. The person with social anxiety disorder may believe that all eyes are on him at all times. Social anxiety disorder is the third largest mental health case issue in the world, and it can effect 7% of the population (15 million Americans) at any given time....   [tags: essays research papers] 765 words
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Anxiety And Depression In Afro-americans - Anxiety And Depression In Afro-Americans A major cause of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety in individuals is stress. Defined stress is an internal response caused by the application of a stressor or anything that requires coping behaviour. For example the pressure of a job, supporting a family or getting an education are stressors that can result in depression and anxiety. Individuals and groups that have numerous resources or other coping mechanisms are better suited for coping with stress than are those who lack such resources....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Techniques to Curb Dental Anxiety - Techniques to Curb Dental Anxiety The distinctive sound in the dentist's office coupled with its slightly sweet antiseptic smell has long been a source of anxiety for many people. Ask almost anyone and they will tell you stories much like the one of my grandmother, who was never given treatment for her pain. Instead, she was treated only with silver nitrate on the decayed areas to deaden the nerve endings. However this did not heal the decay. Perhaps instead they would tell of a time when their dentist, who had just received his new high-speed drill, insisted that there was no need for Novocaine....   [tags: Dentist Dentistry Papers]
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Postmodern Anxiety & the Aesthetics of Destruction - Postmodern Anxiety & the Aesthetics of Destruction To borrow a term from the seminal postmodern scholarship of Ihab Hassan, we are living in a moment of indeterminacy. As linearity went the way of modernism, today's culture is one of interconnectivity, webs and networks. We privilege teamwork, democracy, easy and equal access to knowledge above all else. Aesthetics of art and the rhetoric of corporation (that is in turn borrowed from artistic practices) are changing as a result. Formalism has given way to more open creativity....   [tags: Aesthetics Information Essays]
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Concept of Anxiety by Soren Kierkegaard - The Moment and Inwardness I. Introduction In The Concept of Anxiety, S�ren Kierkegaard deals with human anxiety about the possibility posed by freedom as it relates to sinfulness and spiritual progress. This paper will show that Kierkegaard?s concept of the moment and his prescription for inwardness, both in the context of spirituality, are connected. Importantly, inwardness depends on the moment and the possibility of transition that does not take place in time, transition that seems sudden if spotted from a temporal perspective....   [tags: Philosophy Soren Kierkegaard] 1753 words
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Diagnostic Summary Paper on Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorder in the United States. Between 15 - 19% of the population suffers from this disorder, which impairs the quality of life and functioning (Stuart 218). What is anxiety. Abnormal Psychology describes anxiety as “an adaptive emotion that helps us plan and prepare for a possible theat.” The text book further states, “worrying about many different aspects of life becomes chronic, excessive, and unreasonable.” This is also known as generalized anxiety disorder or GAD (Butcher 201)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Death - Death is an inescapable event in human life. Human beings, to a certain extent, are afraid of the unpredictable and inevitable death issues and deadly threats. Reason behind the anxiety is due to the difficulty to find a definitive answer of a question on life and death (Becker, 1973). We aware their ultimate fate of nonexistence and deaths often occurs uncontrollably. In order to explain the death anxiety, terror management theory (TMT) was developed to help to answer the human’s psychological reaction on the existential terror of mortality issue (Greenberg, Pyszczynski, & Solomon, 1986; Pyszczynski, Greenberg & Solomon, 1999)....   [tags: Psychology, Anxiety] 947 words
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Using Music Therapy in the Treatment of Stress and Anxiety - One of the largest mental health issues that people face is stress and the anxiety that it can cause. It can also be the trigger for many of the physical health ailments that are experienced on a daily basis. Typically a normal response to situations that may be harmful, anxiety helps alert people of danger. But it is when that emotional response is elevated beyond a normal level that prolonged disruption of daily life occurs. As stated in the Journal of Music Therapy, “anxiety is generally regarded a negative emotional response to situations that are appraised to be threatening” (Elliot, Polman and McGregor 2011, p....   [tags: Music ]
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Advantages of Employing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Advantages of Employing CBT Fundamentally, CBT is a collaborative project between patient and therapist. In CBT, both patient and therapist are as active as each other. Patients are helped by the therapist to attain knowledge of their problem, in terms of the real experience of the problem and also the ways by which it interacts with and affects their lives. Therapist and patient both collaborate to find the best explanation for the situation and solution to the problem (Haaga & Beck, 1992). CBT therapists are actively engaged with their patients....   [tags: Psychology, Anxiety] 866 words
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How to Overcome Separation Anxiety for First-time Preschoolers - Leaving your child at school for the first time can be an overwhelming roller coaster ride. First-timers are absolutely full of challenging surprises. But hold on there dear parents. There are helpful ways which could alleviate the separation anxiety. It is significant for us to convey that different folks have different strokes. In the same way, first-time preschoolers have peculiar behaviours too. Some may adjust to the situation easily. However, others can be a handful both to the parent and the teacher....   [tags: early childhood education] 1182 words
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How I Overcame Social Anxiety Disorder - Almost every day throughout high school I experienced something that I could not identify. It was over a year since I had graduated until could put words to emotion. I discovered that I was not free in my own mind. I was in a prison. One that I couldn't touch and for many years I could not see. After several visits to counselors and therapists I finally had the words to describe what my experience was. It had come to the attention of my family that I had some sort of psychological problem and something had to be done....   [tags: personal narrative] 1383 words
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Social Anxiety Disorder Exposed in Stigma, by Erving Goffman - “It was just one more crack in the stone. Eventually the stone broke down and became gravel, leaving me a nervous wreck” (“David”). An individual with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) possesses extreme fear in regards to social situations. This fear can be so profound that the individual can no longer function to full capacity in their daily life. A large portion of this fear stems from the stigma created by the disorder. In his book, Stigma, Erving Goffman defines it as “an attribute that his deeply discrediting” (Goffman 3)....   [tags: Stigma, Erving Goffman] 1107 words
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The Neurobiology of Anxiety Disorders: A Preliminary Investigation - The Neurobiology of Anxiety Disorders: A Preliminary Investigation When I first began my research for this paper, I was primarily interested in learning more about the role of serotonin in the treatment of anxiety disorders. While I did discover that serotonin is important, especially when it comes to understanding the latest drugs being prescribed by doctors to combat anxiety symptoms, I also learned that researchers are pursuing a number of other "leads" in investigating the neurobiology of anxiety disorders....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Biological and Psychological Explanations of Anxiety Disorders - Biological and Psychological Explanations of Anxiety Disorders Research has often concluded that no one biological or psychological theory can provide a sufficient explanation into anxiety disorders such as depression. The diathesis stress model explains psychological anxiety disorders as an interaction between a predisposition to the disorder and environmental stress. In terms of anxiety disorders, predispositions include aspects of biological and psychological factors. Often the main problem found with psychological explanations of anxiety disorders, especially the psychodynamic theory, is that is the theories are more difficult to test....   [tags: Papers] 484 words
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The Anxiety Caused when a Mistake is Realized - The Anxiety Caused when a Mistake is Realized Sigmund Freud believed himself to be a scientist. He believed that he was not a philosopher, just a scientific thinker. Freud carefully thought everything through and always backed up his views. Before any idea went into print, Freud worked hard to make sure that he covered his theories from all angles and that he himself could not disprove one of his theories. As a scientist, Sigmund believed that he must continue to test his theories. While continuing to investigate the workings on the human mind, Freud realized that his views of anxiety tended to contradict each other....   [tags: Papers] 1014 words
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Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders and Methods of Treatment - Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders and Methods of Treatment Fear is an emotion that everyone experiences from time to time throughout his or her life. Fear is part of a biological response to danger. This emotion was programmed into each human being eons ago through evolution to alert us to the presence of danger by releasing adrenaline into our bloodstream therefore causing heart palpitations, sweating, tremors, chest pain, and nausea or abdominal distress among other symptoms induced by adrenaline....   [tags: Papers] 574 words
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Separation Anxiety and Attachment in Infants and Toddlers - Separation Anxiety and Attachment in Infants and Toddlers Introduction Susie’s mother opened the door to let Molly, Susie’s babysitter, inside. Ten-month old Susie seemed happy to see Molly. Susie then observed her mother put her jacket on and Susie’s face turned from smiling to sad as she realized that her mother was going out. Molly had sat for Susie many times in the past month, and Susie had never reacted like this before. When Susie’s mother returned home, the sitter told her that Susie had cried until she knew that her mother had left and then they had a nice time playing with toys until she heard her mother’s key in the door....   [tags: Research Separation Babies Essays]
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Indifference to Anxiety in Crane's The Open Boat - Indifference to Anxiety in Crane's The Open Boat    In recent years, critical response to Stephen Crane's The Open Boat has shifted dramatically, focusing less on the tale's philosophical agendas than on its epistemological implications. The story no longer stands as merely a naturalistic depiction of nature's monumental indifference or as simply an existential affirmation of fife's absurdity. Instead, we have slowly come to realize a new level of the text, one that, according to Donna Gerstenberger, explores "man's limited capacities for knowing reality" (557)....   [tags: Open Boat Essays]
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Order, Memory, and Anxiety in Borges' Fiction - Order, Memory, and Anxiety in Borges' Fiction The fundamental questions of how and why we read have an infinitude of answers, none of which entirely 'do the job', simply because they bear too closely upon the automatic, (and therefore, to us, secret) processes of the mind; the act of reading is too closely related to the act of living in the world for us to comprehend definitively. There are few writers who understand and exploit this primal link more persistently than Jorge Luis Borges. One of the ways in which he forces us to examine the parallels between reading and existing (I use the word 'force' because it is not always a pleasant confrontation) is through the thematic use of memory....   [tags: Reading Memorize Memory Essays] 2605 words
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Psychological Explanations of One Anxiety Disorder - Psychological Explanations of One Anxiety Disorder Phobias are an example of an anxiety disorder and the psychological explanations of these are cognitive, psychodynamic, behavioral and social factors. The Behavioral, Psychodynamic and social factors of the psychological explanation will be discussed in greater detail. Behavioral explanations say that all behaviour is learnt whether it is normal or abnormal and this approach has been applied to humans and animals. There are three theories that make up the behaviorist approach, which are classical and operant conditioning, Social Learning and information transmission....   [tags: Papers] 755 words
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Writing Anxiety: EFL Postgraduate Students Writing Research Papers in English - Introduction As English is becoming more dominant as a world language, many higher education institutions use it as a medium of instruction in their educational programs (Parker, 2010). In Thailand, the number of government universities which provide international PhD programs has been increasing (Wiriyachitra, 2002). Postgraduate students studying in international programs in Thai universities are required to write assignments, research papers, and dissertations and to make presentations in English....   [tags: Language]
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