Six Types of Anxiety Disorders (COD Lesson)
Everyone gets anxious, worried, and has occasional fears. Anxiety disorders are different. Anxiety disorders refer to a wide range of difficulties characterized by disabling levels of dread, worry, and anxiety that is not brief or passing. In co-occurring disorders, as anxiety increases, the need to escape the discomfort propels the addict to use alcohol or drugs to reduce the tension and stress and cope with the anxiety. In this lesson we will examine the six main types of anxiety disorders including: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social anxiety Disorder, Specific phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This skill builder exercise provides checklists to identify symptoms in each of the six major anxiety categories.