Getting an education can be difficult for people prone to excessive fear and anxiety. The purpose of this article is to briefly discuss how symptoms of anxiety disorders can cause problems for students of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. It is important that affected people and families to recognize how anxiety disrupts educational objectives so that they can take appropriate measures. Otherwise, unmanaged symptoms of excessive anxiety may limit the student’s ability to reach their full potential.
Going to school or being in the classroom can be a problem for some students. Both children and adults can refuse to go to school or enter the class for a variety of reasons. Some fear to be outside or doing something on their own. People suffering from symptoms of a panic attack may have difficulty fearing something terrible if a panic attack occurs during class (for example, loss of control, shame or inability to escape). Some people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may have difficulty being in the classroom due to obsessive fears (for example, fear of contamination, fear of accidental damage to others, fear of certain people, colors or objects). Other people with excessive worry or social anxiety may have difficulties due to fear that other students or the teacher will observe or grade them negatively.
Giving presentations or speaking in class is another very common factor that causes fear; for some, it is fear of having symptoms of anxiety or panic when talking with others (for example, tremor or tremor, difficulty breathing); for others it is the fear of saying something wrong, looking stupid or doing something embarrassing. Some people will have trouble completing their education or getting good grades because they are trying their best to avoid giving presentations or speaking in class.
Taking exams or exams is inevitable when you get an education, and most of us expect and feel some degree of fear of exams. However, for some people, excessive anxiety makes it difficult to successfully complete oral or written exams. Often, this anxiety begins in the weeks and days before the exam (anticipatory fear). People with panic attack symptoms may be worried about these symptoms during the exam. People prone to excessive worry or social anxiety may fear failure or breach of personal standards. People who have perfectionist standards may be particularly vulnerable to excessive fear of performance during tests or other educational activities (for example, extreme fear of not getting A or making a mistake).
Studying material for a class may also be affected by the symptoms of anxiety disorder. Many people with anxiety symptoms have difficulty concentrating, which can make learning difficult and memorize the material (for example, try to read the page and realize that you don’t remember most of what you just read). The need to reread or rewrite what happens in OCD can significantly increase learning time. Other compulsions or rituals can also disturb (for example, the need to turn the pages through the tissue, turn the pages through positive thoughts, etc.). Making decisions can also be difficult when suffering from anxiety, and indecision can interfere with the successful completion of educational tasks.
Other obstacles related to excessive anxiety in the educational environment include difficulties ineffective time management, transportation to school (for example, fear of driving a car or a bus), the use of public resources such as a restroom or a restroom. library, and talk with teachers or professors. About 50% of people with anxiety disorders also experience symptoms of depression, including appetite, sleep, fatigue or motivation problems, which can make education even more difficult.
Drop Out Problems
It can be very tempting to avoid or drop out of school when dealing with poorly managed anxiety symptoms, but it generally increases anxiety symptoms and reduces self-esteem. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, it is always a good idea to explore the options available. Many schools, colleges, and universities can provide special solutions through a student resource center or a Disability Office, such as overtime for exams or to pass exams in a private classroom. These arrangements are generally carried out in a confidential and confidential manner that protects student privacy while maximizing their ability to learn and complete classes. Ideally, such arrangements should be part of an evidence-based treatment plan, such as medications or cognitive-behavioral treatment, that gradually helps a person overcome anxiety problems.
It is important to remember that a certain degree of anxiety and stress-related to education is normal and experienced by many students. However, if anxiety symptoms are excessive, they become chronic and life-threatening, they may reflect the symptoms of anxiety disorder. For more detailed information on anxiety symptoms, anxiety disorders, evidence-based treatment, self-assessments, and other reading materials, visit the BC Anxiety Disorders Association (ADABC) website at www.anxietybc .com.
In general, given excessive anxiety, getting an education can be difficult. However, thanks to an effective management plan, most people can overcome excessive anxiety to achieve their educational goals.