McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Anxiety Disorders | Fear Response

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.
There are several different types of anxiety disorders.
Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder,
and social anxiety disorder.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Living with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Video about generalized anxiety disorder

This video takes you through the inner thoughts of someone who is experiencing generalized anxiety disorder. It also looks into its causes, prevalence rates and treatment options.

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Are You Afraid? Get the Facts about Fear

Video about fear response

This video presents fun facts that explain the neurobiological circuitry of fear, common physiological responses that have evolutionary origins and ways to cope with fear.

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A to Z of the Fight or Flight Response

Infographic video about fight or flight response

This video is an infographic describing the fight or flight response in humans when faced by a threat.

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The Adventures of Little Blue Riding Hood: Fight or Flight Response

Video about fight or flight response

This video provides information about the fight-or-flight response mechanism that is activated in humans when faced with a perceived threat.

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What Are Panic Attacks?

Video about panic attacks

This video presents an introduction to panic attacks and panic disorder — a condition where recurrent panic attacks are diagnosed.

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Your Brain on Social Anxiety Disorder

Video about social anxiety disorder

This video explores the brain structures associated with social anxiety disorder and what they do.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Video about post-traumatic stress disorder

This video provides a brief overview causes, symptoms, prevalence, diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Video about ICU issues and preograms

This video explores the symptoms of patients after staying in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and the innovative preventative programs designed to combat itsa negative effects.

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