True or False
Symptoms
What is Anxiety?
Coping Skills
Bonus Questions
100

When we are faced with a threatening event, our bodies give us a surge of adrenaline

True; When faced with a threatening event such as a physical attack or a natural disaster, most people feel anxiety or fear. Our bodies give us a surge of adrenaline and our instincts take over. This gives us the strength we need to get out of the situation and survive.

100

These symptoms occur in our head/face

blurred vision, dizzy, headache, difficulty concentrating, "hot"

100

Anxiety is our bodies response to _____ & _____

stress and danger

100

What are relaxation skills?

breathing, mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation, nap/rest

100

How many eggs are in a baker's dozen?

13

200

Anxiety lasts forever

False; when anxious you may feel that it will last forever and that idea is a common fear. Anxiety is temporary and will decrease when there is no actual threat 

200

These symptoms occur in our upper bodies...

butterflies in stomach, racing or pounding heart, tightness in chest, stomachache, difficulty breathing

200

What is the difference between an anxiety disorder and stress?

In an anxiety disorder, the symptoms are extreme and don’t go away once the stress is over.

200

What are distraction skills?

counting, talking, music, color, 5/4/3/2/1

200

True or False: Giraffes are 30 times less likely to get hit by lightning than people

False! 

300

Anxiety is normal

true; everyone experiences anxiety at times- it becomes a disorder when it is excessive, all-consuming, and interferes with daily living. 

300

These symptoms occur in our lower body...

shaking legs/weak, numb, tingly 

300

what is the difference between an anxiety disorder and fear?

anxiety; involves apprehension about a future threat/is a threat detection emotion

fear; response to immediate threat/threat response emotion

300

What are movement skills?

exercise, yoga, stretching, walk

300

What is the name for the fear of long words?

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

400

Anxiety is dangerous

False; although it may feel uncomfortable, anxiety is not dangerous or harmful to you. Anxiety is a necessary emotion we need to function; it signals potential danger

400

These symptoms occur in our mind...

racing thoughts, worry, fear, negative self-talk 

400

What is "rest and digest?"

parasympathetic nervous system: controls our bodies ability to relax

400

What are cognitive skills?

positive self-talk, gratitude, thought challening

400

True or False: Snails have teeth

True! They have 1,000-12,000 teeth

500

Anxiety is mostly anonymous

True; most people cannot tell when you are anxious. However, when anxious we often feel that we are under a "spotlight" 

500

This is the attempt to minimize and avert perceived threat, danger, or anxiety

avoidance 

500

What is "stress response?"

sympathetic nervous system; mobilize our body to allow "flight or fight" response to take over in real danger

500

What are poor anxiety coping skills?

alcohol/substance use, avoidance, caffeine/sugar, oversleeping, isolation

500

True or False: Hippos can’t swim

True! Their bones are very dense, so they gallop on the bottom of the river and cannot swim.

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