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FMST Tuesday, April 15th (Panic Disorder)

  1. Family Studies 12 Mr. Schofield April 15, 2014 Lesson 6
  2.  Check-In and Attendance  Sticky note activity  Debrief Blackout poems & hand back  Collect project proposals & overview  Discussion re: Panic Disorder  Sharing stories activity  Is Mindfulness beneficial?  Exit Slip: Questions from activity  Next Class: PTSD & Medication
  3.  Proposal forms are due today  Due Date:Thursday, May 1st  Presentation Date:Thursday, May 1st  Sign-up sheet posted on board  Any questions?
  4.  Panic Disorder: “an anxiety disorder and is characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress.”
  5.  People with panic disorder have sudden and repeated attacks of fear that last for several minutes.  A person with panic disorder may become discouraged and feel ashamed because he or she cannot carry out normal routines.  Panic attacks are characterized by a fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no real danger.  A person may also have a strong physical reaction during a panic attack.
  6.  Panic disorder affects about 6 million American adults.  Twice as common in women as men.  Panic attacks often begin in late adolescence or early adulthood.  Not everyone who experiences panic attacks will develop panic disorder.  Many people have just one attack and never have another.  The tendency to develop panic attacks appears to be inherited.
  7.  Sudden and repeated attacks of fear  A feeling of being out of control during a panic attack  An intense worry about when the next attack will happen  A fear or avoidance of places where panic attacks have occurred in the past  Physical symptoms during an attack, such as a pounding or racing heart, sweating, breathing problems, weakness or dizziness, feeling hot or a cold chill, tingly or numb hands, chest pain, or stomach pain.
  8.  Genetic  Brain chemistry  Stress  Environmental factors
  9.  Psychotherapy  Cognitive BehaviouralTherapy – teaches a person different ways of thinking, behaving, and reacting to situations that help him or her feel less anxious and fearful.  Medication  Anti-anxiety & Antidepressants
  10.  Calm breathing  Realistic thinking  Facing fears  Making coping cards
  11.  Many adults with panic disorder also have agoraphobia.  Agoraphobia involves fear and avoidance of situations or places where escape might be difficult.  Or, where help might not be available if you have a panic attack.
  12.  Read one of the stories about Panic Disorder.  Take turns sharing with group members what the story is about.  Respond to questions, and hand these in at the end of class.
  13.  What is the value in meditation?  What are some stereotypes related to it?  Consider this when watching thisTEDTalk
  14.  OptionA:  10 minutes of silence  Option B:  ‘Questioning the Future’ Game
  15.  Questions?  Next Class: PTSD & Medication Contacting Mr. Schofield  iTime – Rm. A 215 or A 130  Email –  Mailbox – in office  Blog –

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  1. Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which you avoid situations that you're afraid might cause you to panic. You might avoid being alone, leaving your home or any situation where you could feel trapped, embarrassed or helpless if you do panic. People with agoraphobia often have a hard time feeling safe in any public place, especially where crowds gather. The fears can be so overwhelming that you may be essentially trapped in your own home. Agoraphobia treatment can be tough because it usually means confronting your fears. But with medications and psychotherapy, you can escape the trap of agoraphobia and live a more enjoyable life.