Is anxiety really a disease?
Wonder: Anxiety--Disease or Personality Flaw?
Find It Out
Wonders are all about sparking curiosity. Is there something you want to learn more about? Is there a question you have about something you've seen? Wonder is all about answering questions. It is my goal to answer this psychology question regarding anxiety using science, social observations, and my own experiences.
Anxiety has been a monster that I have been battling with for over 10 years. More often than not, people have told me to "suck it up" and that anxiety was all in my head. The idea that this terrible monster was imaginary sparked my curiosity, which is why I created this Wonder. By learning the facts, I hope to uncover the mystery behind this "disease" once and for all.
Anxiety is now being known as a "common cold" for emerging adolescents. The second a teenage acts nervous or jumpy, parents automatically jump to the conclusion that their child suffers from an anxiety disorder. This Wonder is all about if anxiety really is a disease, or if it is just a myth used to calm down some overly nervous teenagers.
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Try It Out--Activities to Explore Anxiety
This simulation shows the fight or flight response to anxiety at work. Here, you can hear the man's breath becoming short. The amygdala has triggered the autonomic and sympathetic nervous system. This causes a rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, sweating, and other symptoms.
Here, you can take a quiz that places you on the stress and anxiety spectrum. Everyone ranges somewhere on this scale, so see where you are at! The results may surprise you.
This activity is so fun and incredibly helpful! With help from Crayola, here children and adults can create Worry Warriors who will take away any worry that you may have!