College Essay On Anxiety

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Anxiety is the normal response but becomes a disorder when a person has ineffective coping mechanisms. (Morrison-Valfre) To be diagnosed with anxiety disorder worry or fear can not be temporary. Feelings can interfere with daily activities and relationships. Anxiety is when a person can fill worried, uneasy, and have severe nervousness. There are many symptoms of anxiety, which include excessive worrying, chest tightness, shaking, stomach pain, feeling you have to use the bathroom, insomnia, irrational fears, and muscle tension. Its not uncommon for one to have depression and anxiety. (www.mayoclinic.com) Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States. Eighteen percent of the population from ages eighteen and older are diagnosed …show more content…
She goes to the bathroom to avoid large crowds, and to help to calm herself down. This person never wants to go out in public with friends and family. Will not attend special occasions and always has an excuse as to why they can’t attend. I personally suffer from anxiety, but I have learned to cope with it. I did not know the severity of my disorder until I started nursing school. My anxiety comes out really bad during test taking. After a test if I do not know know my grade that day or pretty quickly after the exam is over I go into a panic attack. I can’t wait for my grades. I have a huge fear of failing, it terrifies me. I want to become a nurse so bad that I’m so scared of failing out of school. That is why I work so hard because failure isn’t an option but still a fear. Before an exam my stomach hurts really bad and gets crampy. My nerves get the best of me. I am currently not on medicine but I need to be to help with my disorder. I also go into anxiety attacks when I have to read or do a presentation in front of the class. I do not like all eyes on me. It makes me extremely nervous. I had to drop a speech class last year while I was at McLennan community college because of my anxiety. I originally was supposed to attend MCC for nursing but since I dropped the speech class I had to switch school. CTC does not require you to …show more content…
• Panic attacks were not identified as unexpected or expected.
• Separation anxiety was not located under anxiety disorders.

DSM 5
Panic disorder and agoraphobia are unlinked.
• Panic attacks are classified as unexpected and expected panic attacks.
• Separation anxiety now falls under the anxiety disorder chapter instead of disorders of infancy. www.omh.ny.gov 1 The multidisciplinary diagnosis include ineffective breathing pattern, ineffective
Individual coping, and impaired verbal communication. Therapeutic communication skills that can be used with a patient with anxiety are active listening and encourage your patient to communicate with is making them feel so much anxiety. Show your patient empathy and hope. Provide information with your patient on ways to deal with anxiety. Summarize to your patient what they tell you to let them know you are listening to what they are saying and you true

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