What is Anxiety?
The feeling of dread
Somethings not right
Feeling of Fear
Physical flight or fight response
What happens during Mild Anxiety?
Increase BP and HR
What happens during Moderate Anxiety?
Still can problem solve but w/ tunnel vision
Can't take outside stimulus
What happens during severe anxiety?
Fight or Flight
Learning CANNOT occur
Cannot problem solve
What happens during Panic?
Nothing makes sense
In a black hole
regressed to primitive coping therapy
Feelings of impending doom/death
What are the 6 items, that you must have at least 3 of for more than 6 months, to be diagnosed with Anxiety disorder?
Feeling of on Edge/Restlessness
What is a phobic disorder that is intense and there is excessive anxiety or fear about being in places or situations from which help might not be available and escape might be either difficult or embarrassing?
What is Obsessive and what is compulsive?
Obsessions are the intrusice thoughts that they just can't get rid of
Compulsions are the behaviors they do to try and get rid of the obsession
Compulsions is the undoing of the obsessions
Look at Physical 1st
Look at skin and check for washing
What is PTSD and what are some assessments?
Stress of trauma that causes physical damage
It is always associated with a traumatic event!!!
Assess for flashbacks
Assess for triggers
Substance abuse screenings (nightmares)
What do you assess for Phobic disorders?
Level of Anxiety
Effect on functioning
What do you assess for in Conversion Somatoform disorders?
Strange things that happen but they don't think it's a big deal
They get something out of it (ie: Dr. Shopping)
Dependency on medication