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Anxiety Disorders Overview
This informational video describes Anxiety Disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Those five anxiety disorders are explained at length including their symptoms, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated. This video highlights the high prevalence of Americans with anxiety disorders and aims to inform the general population on the bodily and cognitive experiences those with anxiety disorders undergo. Click here to watch this descriptive video on anxiety disorders.
Anxiety Disorders are unique in that everyone, including those who have the disorder and those who do not, has experienced some level of anxiety. In addition, Anxiety Disorders are the most common psychiatric illness in the general population (Nevid et al, 2011). Both of these realities have encouraged individuals with an Anxiety Disorder to reach out to their fellow society members in search for some help, or at best, reassurance that they are not in this alone. Click here for a primary account of one man’s experience and struggle with panic disorder. This video serves as a good example of the symptoms commonly faced with panic disorder.
This is a descriptive video that outlines the nine most common specific phobias and how they impact the individual. It offers a good explanation for how some phobias greatly impact an individual, for example the fear of flying in a person who travels for work, while others do not, fear of pigs in a person who lives in the city away from farm animals. This video gives detailed information on the onset of phobic disorders as well as its proposed causes. Click here to learn more about phobic disorder
The OCD Project is a new VH1 reality television series that follows the cognitive-behavioral treatment of six people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. The show follows Dr. David Tolin as he uses intense exposure-based therapy to try and treat six patients living together in a southern California mansion. The six cast members are Arine, Kristen, Traci, Cody, Jerry, and Kevin. Arine suffers from a fear of running over pedestrians. Kristen fears contamination. Traci is afraid of her son’s death. Cody is suffering from a fear of turning into someone else. Jerry is afraid of becoming a psycho killer and Kevin fears hurting someone with a single thought. This show serves as a great example of how the behavioral therapy termed exposure and response prevention is implemented. Click here to get an inside view of what OCD is like for six individuals.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
This video does a great job distinguishing between everyday anxieties versus generalized anxiety disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder is similar to stress but involves a few additional symptoms including excessive, ongoing worry that impacts concentration and sleeping patterns. Click here to watch when and why people are inflicted with generalized anxiety disorder.