Anxiety Disorders

What it is

A diagnosed condition involving heightened feelings of tension and worry, often resulting in physical symptoms, behaviours and distortions in thinking.

Related Disorders:
Anxiety can be a result of genetics/biology and/or environmental factors. While moderate levels of anxiety can provide optimal performance, low and high levels of anxiety result in weak performance. The most common anxiety disorders in children and adolescents are Separation Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Less common, but more debilitating: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Panic Disorder. Left untreated anxiety can lead to depression.

Teaching Strategies for Associated Areas of Student Needs:
Anxiety Management
Attendance Strategies
Bullying Management Skills
Creating a Positive and Inclusive Classroom Climate
Depression/Sadness Management
Eating Disorder Strategies
Substance Abuse and Addictions (Drugs and Alcohol) Strategies
Disengagement/Motivation Strategies
Mental Health Strategies
Self-Harm/Suicide Management

• DSM-v

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition
Used by non-teacher medical and/or psychological professionals to diagnosis various conditions.

Student Needs IPRC Exceptionalites Diagnosed Conditions