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Created November 2012
Anxiety
Diagnoses, Treatments, and Suggestions
for Dealing with Anxiety
Presented by NAMI PA, Main L...
Healthy
Natural
Found in all species
 Anxiety is a normal reaction to
danger and threat.
Anxiety problems occur
when anxiety is excessive
or maladaptive.
A sudden rush of intense anxiety or
discomfort.
Could include:
Heart pounding/racing
Sweating
Trembling
Shortness of ...
A sudden rush of intense
anxiety or discomfort.
The fear of having more
unexpected panic attacks.
Social Phobia
Fear of one or more social
situations due to
concern of embarrassing
or humiliating self
Obsessions
Strange thoughts
that pop into your
head and don’t
make sense, but
make you anxious
anyway
Obsessions
Strange thoughts
that pop into your
head and don’t
make sense, but
make you anxious
anyway
Compulsions
Anythi...
*A. exposed to a traumatic event –
 usually life-threatening.
B. Re-experiencing symptoms:
Nightmares, intrusive thoug...
Behavior
Do
Physical
Feel
Cognitive
Think
Behavior
Pacing, eating,
lucky charms,
*AVOIDING,
etc.
Physical
Heart, breathing,
sweating, aches,
dizziness, etc.
Cogniti...
Behavior
Pacing, eating,
lucky charms,
*AVOIDING,
etc.
Physical
Heart, breathing,
sweating, aches,
dizziness, etc.
Cogniti...
Behavior
Pacing, eating,
lucky charms,
*AVOIDING,
etc.
Physical
Heart,
breathing,
sweating, aches,
dizziness,
etc.
Cogniti...
•Short-Term Therapy
•Therapist and Patient as collaborators
•Homework
•Family members involvement
Created November 2012
Presented by NAMI PA, Main Line
an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
www.NAMIpaMa...
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Everyone experiences anxiety, but anxiety problems occur when anxiety is excessive or maladaptive. This presentation by NAMI PA, Main Line discusses diagnoses, treatments and suggestions for dealing with Anxiety.

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Anxiety Discussion

  1. 1. Created November 2012 Anxiety Diagnoses, Treatments, and Suggestions for Dealing with Anxiety Presented by NAMI PA, Main Line, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Presenter: Elizabeth Turk-Karan, Ph.D. 610 667 4617 Please view the final slide for NAMI PA, Main Line contact information , as well as contact information for presenter Elizabeth Turk-Karan, Ph.D.
  2. 2. Healthy Natural Found in all species
  3. 3.  Anxiety is a normal reaction to danger and threat.
  4. 4. Anxiety problems occur when anxiety is excessive or maladaptive.
  5. 5. A sudden rush of intense anxiety or discomfort. Could include: Heart pounding/racing Sweating Trembling Shortness of breath Nausea Dizziness Hot/cold flashes Feelings of unreality
  6. 6. A sudden rush of intense anxiety or discomfort. The fear of having more unexpected panic attacks.
  7. 7. Social Phobia Fear of one or more social situations due to concern of embarrassing or humiliating self
  8. 8. Obsessions Strange thoughts that pop into your head and don’t make sense, but make you anxious anyway
  9. 9. Obsessions Strange thoughts that pop into your head and don’t make sense, but make you anxious anyway Compulsions Anything you do to try to reduce the anxiety brought on by the obsessions
  10. 10. *A. exposed to a traumatic event –  usually life-threatening. B. Re-experiencing symptoms: Nightmares, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, etc. C. Avoidance – thoughts, feelings, places, people associated with the trauma. May be unable to recall aspects of the incident. D. Increased Arousal – anger/irritability, easily startled, hyper vigilance, difficulty sleeping, and/or concentrating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]
  11. 11. Behavior Do Physical Feel Cognitive Think
  12. 12. Behavior Pacing, eating, lucky charms, *AVOIDING, etc. Physical Heart, breathing, sweating, aches, dizziness, etc. Cognitive I’m going to have a panic. I’m going to be embarrassed. I’ll get hurt.
  13. 13. Behavior Pacing, eating, lucky charms, *AVOIDING, etc. Physical Heart, breathing, sweating, aches, dizziness, etc. Cognitive I’m going to have a panic. I’m going to be embarrassed. I’ll get hurt.
  14. 14. Behavior Pacing, eating, lucky charms, *AVOIDING, etc. Physical Heart, breathing, sweating, aches, dizziness, etc. Cognitive I’m going to have a panic. I’m going to be embarrassed. I’ll get hurt. Relaxation Techniques Cognitive Restructuring Exposures
  15. 15. •Short-Term Therapy •Therapist and Patient as collaborators •Homework •Family members involvement
  16. 16. Created November 2012 Presented by NAMI PA, Main Line an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness www.NAMIpaMainLine.org info@NAMIpaMainLine.org Elizabeth Turk-Karan, Ph.D. Center for the Treatment & Study of Anxiety Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 215 746-FEAR Southampton Psychiatric Associates 1111 Street Road, Southampton, PA 215 355-2011 All information is current as of publication date; please let us know if you encounter broken hyperlinks.

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