Many adults struggle with social anxiety and are not informed about the treatment options available. There are numerous effective treatments for social anxiety: medications, self-help techniques, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. It is important to know the right information and get help because there is nothing healthy and normal about having extreme physical anxiety symptoms and thoughts while simply waiting in line to buy napkins. Treatment for social anxiety involves three medications: beta blockers, antidepressants, and benzodiazepines. Beta blockers “can be used to lower…physical symptoms of social anxiety, such as shaking, sweating, and racing heart”(Jacobs).
Just as well, an outgoing person could have an anxiety disorder just as well as they could not have one. Social anxiety affects ones life in ways that are not pleasant and can sometimes be plaguing to the mind. Over 40 million people have been diagnosed with social anxiety, and many more are victims to it, but haven’t been diagnosed The... ... middle of paper ... ... Mar. 2014. "Social Anxiety Disorder."
When anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it becomes a disabling disorder (National Institute of Mental Health, 2009). Each year, anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older (National Institute of Mental Health, 2009). There are five major Anxiety Disorders they include Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Phobias. Like anxiety, depression can come in many forms but unlike anxiety, it ... ... middle of paper ... ... gain control of their lives again. Works Cited Cassano, P. Fava, M. (2002).
Bipolar Disorder (BD) affects about 2 million people in the United States in any given year. This troubling mental illness can disrupt a person’s daily life and often leads to thoughts of suicide or death. People who get inappropriately diagnosed with BD often get treated with medication that is unnecessary and potentially harmful. BD has become one of the most over diagnosed mental disorders, this due to the overlapping features between BP and other personality disorders. The creation of a universal assessment technique and reeducating the public and professionals would reduce the over-diagnosis problem.
Others turn to self-medication, in the case of depression known as self-loathing, self-mutilation, and suicide. There are endless studies regarding depression being performed worldwide which become very specific in nature. An interesting aspect of depression that sets it apart from other psychological difficulties is that depression can be brought on a person by themselves. If people allow themselves to be victims of self-loathing, depression and its symptoms are sure to be close behind. A Literature Review on Depression and Self-Loathing Research over years past indicates that depression is a more common affliction amongst the American people than most are led to believe.
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.
Stress is said to be the biggest cause of mania and depression occurances. Therapy is supposed to reduce a persons feeling of stress. Manic depression research as come a long way since it was first discovered. It still remains though one of the most understudied psychiatric disorders. Millions of people a year suffer from this diease.
Though it has received less attention than other serious mental health problems, such as bipolar, obsessive compulsive disorder, or schizophrenia, the number of people diagnosed with BPD is higher than the diagnosis of these particular disorders. BPD suffers generally have trouble maintaining relationships, controlling their emotions, and difficulty cooperating with others. Over six percent of the world’s population is affected by BPD, and two percent in the United States alone. (Family, 2013) Although research is still in the early stages, many studies have been conducted in the realm of effective treatments for BDP, its possible causes, and risk factors. Most researchers generally agree that family genetics and past abusive behaviors factors are that are likely to be involved.
The Social Learning Theory that is being used as a basis for this new policy is centered on the view that people learn bad or aggressive behaviors by witnessing other people who act aggressively. While many social learning theorists understand that a person’s mental and physical characteristics can influence how violent they may be, it is believed that the environment they live in and what they witness or are subjected to in the home is a key factor behind their behavior. (Siegel, 2008). Social Theorist Albert Bandura stated, "Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behavior is learned observationally through modeling: from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviors are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.’’ (Bandura, 1977).
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