High Anxiety: Causes, Symptoms, Help
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Running Time: 19 Minutes
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In this video, a diverse group of teens who are dealing with anxiety, plus two adolescent psychologists, discuss the types of things that cause anxiety in young people; challenging tests, meeting new people, competing in school sports, public speaking etc. The on-camera experts help viewers identify if they have an anxiety disorder. Some of the disorders discussed are generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety and phobias. Symptoms of these and other disorders are explained as well as ways to cope. The program describes the importance of seeking professional help when anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear.
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video, plus teacher's resource book, student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format
DVD contains Spanish subtitles.
Gr 7 Up-Twenty-five percent of 13-to-18 –year-olds will have some kind of anxiety disorder during their teen years, according to experts in this program. Information on causes, symptoms, and help are provided along with reassurance that occasional anxiousness is not only okay but is an essential emotion to motivate humans toward the achievement of goals. For example; an upcoming test may cause unease that motivates one to study for the test, but the fear goes away when the test is over. A diverse group of teens and adults describe their disorders, including situations, symptoms, and coping mechanisms. Several types of anxiety disorders are detailed. Two adolescent psychologists explain ways to get help and how to learn to manage anxiety effectively with therapy and medication. The PDF guide has activities and fact sheets for use in a group or classroom. VERDICT Given the high number of teens who experience anxiety disorders, this a very useful addition to a health class or for an individual and group viewing. –Ann Brownson, formerly at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
School Library Journal
With expert commentary by clinical psychologists Robin F. Goodman and L. Kevin Chapman, this guidance program featuring teen interviewees notes that anxiety is a natural, useful, and sometimes necessary response to stress, but if it is too intense or lasts too long, that indicates a problem. Side effects such as getting sick, irritability, and sweating, as well as avoidance behavior, are discussed here while various types of high anxiety are explored, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder and attacks. “There’s never a quiet moment in my head…” says one teen, while others candidly talk about the effects of anxiety on their lives. Also touching on coping skills such as exercise, music, meditation, art, and—most importantly—reaching out for professional help, this is recommended. Aud: J, H, C, P. (J. Williams-Wood)