Anziety Fact Sheet

AccessAbility Services Anziety Fact Sheet

Toolkit for Staff Home | Inclusive Teaching Strategies| Appropriate Language | Reasonable Adjustments | Disclosure and Confidentiality | Legislation | University Support Services| FAQ’s | A – Z Index|



Students with a Psychiatric Condition - A Guide for Staff





What is Anxiety?

Characteristics

Causes


What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal and helpful human emotion to help us deal with challenging situations. Everyone experiences anxiety, however, some people experience irrational and excessive anxiety that may be ongoing, distressing and disruptive.

People with anxiety may experience feelings of impending danger, powerlessness, apprehension, and tension in situations that do not warrant it. Anxiety may begin to interfere with the person’s daily life.


Characteristics

  • Trembling or shaking

  • Shortness of breath

  • Dizziness

  • Rapid heartbeat

  • Nausea

  • Nightmares

  • Frequent repetition of ritualised behaviours such as hand washing

  • Uncontrollable obsessive thoughts


Causes


More Info




<Back>


What is a Psychiatric Condition? | Impacts on Study | Communication Strategies | Teaching and Assessment Strategies | AccessAbility Services Support | Additional Resources | Acknowledgements|