New Videos Offer Help for Anxiety and Stress
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) has partnered with MonkeySee.com to provide a series of seven free online educational videos on how to manage and overcome stress and anxiety.
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children, and some 40 million American adults suffer from them. Even though the disorders are highly treatable, only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment.
The term “anxiety disorder” refers to a group of conditions that includes panic attacks, chronic anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, PTSD, social anxiety, and phobias. People with these disorders experience persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming anxiety that often interferes with daily activities and can be crippling.
The videos provide viewers with information about anxiety, how to reduce stress, and what to do if you have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). People with GAD anticipate disaster and are overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues, even when there is no apparent reason. Other videos feature the differences between normal everyday anxiety and an anxiety disorder and how to recognize symptoms.
Douglas Mennin, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at Yale University, is the host and narrator of the videos. Psychiatrist Beth Salcedo, MD, describes medications used to treat anxiety disorders.