A diagnosed condition involving heightened feelings of tension and worry, often resulting in physical symptoms, behaviours and distortions in thinking.
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:
Bullying Management Skills
Creating a Positive and Inclusive Classroom Climate
Eating Disorder Strategies
Substance Abuse and Addictions (Drugs and Alcohol) Strategies
Mental Health Strategies