NAMI PA Main Line Forum Anxiety Talk

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These are slides from a talk done at a NAMI PA Main Line Forum on November 4, 2012

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NAMI PA Main Line Forum Anxiety Talk

  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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