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HOW SAMHSA'S 7TH ANNUAL OLDER ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM INVITES YOU TO ATTEND ONLINE EVENT! (443 hits)


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WHAT: The National Council on Aging is proud to host the 7th annual Older Adult
Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium.



WHEN: May 2, 2024



WHERE: Virtual Online Event


TIME: 10:00 a.m., EST - 5:00 p.m., EST

HOW: REGISTRATION - https://connect.ncoa.org/products/7th-annu...



This event is co-sponsored with the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Registration is free and includes a full day of sessions on how to best meet the mental health needs of older adults. In partnership with Rush University’s E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging, NCOA anticipates offering free continuing education credit for several professions.

Please visit the Continuing Education page for more information: https://connect.ncoa.org/oamhad2024-contin...

Be sure to join us starting at 10:00 am EST for the welcome and keynote speaker, Jenifer Lewis.

Register and explore the agenda and resources below to get started.



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Anxiety Disorders
En Español

Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before 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 symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, schoolwork, and relationships.

Anxiety disorders can include Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Social Anxiety.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) usually involves a constant feeling of anxiety or fear. More than just worrying about occasional stressful events most of us experience in our lives, GAD is an ongoing experience of frequent anxiety that may last for months, or even years.

What Causes Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

The symptoms of GAD comes from a complex interaction between biology and environment. Some factors may include genetics, brain function and chemistry, individual personality, development, and one’s perception of threats.

Signs & Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Symptoms of GAD include:

A sense of restlessness

Being on-edge or wound-up

Difficulty concentrating

Irritability

Being easily fatigued

Headaches, muscle aches, stomachaches, or unexplained pains

Trouble sleeping

Difficulty controlling feelings of worry

Sweating, nausea, or diarrhea

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder involves frequent and unexpected panic attacks – sudden periods of intense discomfort, fear, or sense of losing control, even when there is no clear danger that typically come without warning. These panic attacks can occur as frequently as several times a day or as rarely as a few times a year.

People who experience occasional panic attacks may not develop panic disorder. Instead, those with panic disorder have repeated occurrences of panic attacks. They often worry about when the next attack will happen, to the point where they will avoid places and situations that they know have affected them in the past.

What Causes Panic Disorder?

It is not fully known what causes Panic Disorder, but factors such as genetics, trauma, major stress, having a disposition that is more prone to negative feelings, and changes in brain function play a part.

Signs & Symptoms of Panic Disorder

During a panic attack, a person may experience:

Rapid heart rate or chest pain

Shortness of breath

Sweating

Trembling or tingling

Learn more HERE!: https://www.samhsa.gov/mental-health/anxie...

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Anxiety Disorders En Español


Trastornos de ansiedad

Todos sentimos ansiedad ocasionalmente. A veces uno se siente ansioso cuando se enfrenta a un problema en el trabajo, antes de realizar un examen o de tomar una decisión importante. Pero los trastornos de ansiedad no son preocupaciones o miedos temporales. Para una persona con un trastorno de ansiedad, la ansiedad no desaparece y puede empeorar con el tiempo. Los síntomas pueden interferir con las actividades diarias, como el desempeño laboral, el trabajo escolar y las relaciones con otras personas.

Los trastornos de ansiedad incluyen trastorno de ansiedad generalizada, trastorno de pánico, fobias específicas, trastornos obsesivo-compulsivos, y ansiedad social.

Trastorno de ansiedad generalizada

Las personas con trastorno de ansiedad generalizada (TAG o GAD, por sus siglas en inglés) sienten ansiedad o miedo de manera constante. No es lo mismo que preocuparse de vez en cuando por las cosas o sentirse ansioso debido a eventos estresantes en la vida. Las personas que tienen este trastorno sienten ansiedad con frecuencia durante meses y hasta años.

¿Qué causa el trastorno de ansiedad generalizada?

Los síntomas del GAS provienen de una interacción compleja entre la biología y el medio ambiente. Algunos factores pueden incluir la genética, tales como la función y la química del cerebro, la personalidad individual, el desarrollo y la percepción de las amenazas.

Signos y síntomas del trastorno de ansiedad generalizada
Los síntomas del GAD incluyen:

Una sensación de inquietud

Estar tenso o alterado

Dificultad para concentrarse

Irritabilidad

Estar cansado fácilmente

Dolores de cabeza, musculares, de estómago o inexplicables

Problemas para dormir

Dificultad para controlar los sentimientos de preocupación

Sudor, náuseas o diarrea

Trastorno de pánico

Los ataques de pánico pueden suceder en cualquier momento y lugar, y sin señales de advertencia. Estos ataques de pánico pueden ocurrir con tanta frecuencia como varias veces al día o tan escasamente como unas pocas veces al año.

Es posible que las personas que tienen ataques de pánico ocasionales no desarrollen el trastorno de pánico. En cambio, las personas con trastorno de pánico tienen episodios repetidos de ataques de pánico. A menudo se preocupan por cuándo ocurrirá el próximo ataque, hasta el punto de evitar lugares y situaciones que los han afectado en el pasado.

¿Qué causa el trastorno de pánico?

No se sabe exactamente qué causa el trastorno de pánico, pero factores como la genética, el trauma, el estrés, tener una disposición más propensa a los sentimientos negativos y los cambios en la función cerebral tienen un papel importante.

Signos y síntomas del trastorno de pánico
Durante un ataque de pánico, una persona puede sentir:

Ritmo cardíaco rápido o dolor en el pecho

Dificultad para respirar

Transpiración

Temblor u hormigueo


Learn more HERE!: https://www.samhsa.gov/salud-mental/trasto...


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