Anxiety Obsessive-Compulsive and Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders Worksheet

What is the theory behind this anxiety Obsessive-Compulsive and Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders worksheet? 

The DSM-5 categorised Anxiety disorders, Obsessive compulsive disorder and Trauma and stressor related disorders in different categories. Understanding the difference between these categories is crucial for treatment planning and management of the disorders .      

How will the worksheet help?

Understanding the disorder is the first step in treating disorder or managing its symptoms.  

This worksheet will help clients in understanding the difference between Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive and trauma and stressor related disorders that will be helpful in the further management of the disorder.  

How to use the worksheet?  

The therapist can provide this worksheet as a reading handout to the client during initial sessions. It will psychoeducate clients about anxiety and the differences between different disorders.  

Anxiety Obsessive-Compulsive and Trauma and Stressor related disorders worksheet

Anxiety (Major symptom)
Anxiety DisorderObsessive compulsive disorderTrauma and stressor related disorder
✔️Generalised Anxiety   Disorder: 
Chronic, unreasonable, and difficult-to-control anxiety related to everyday things.  
✔️Social Anxiety
Persistent anxiety only about social settings
Particular fears that are over the top in nature and frequently cause the feared object or situation to be avoided.
✔️Panic Disorder
Unexpected, recurrent panic attacks accompanied by physically symptomatic experiences.
✔️Characterised by Obsessions & compulsions. 
Obsessions are intrusive, unwelcome thoughts, desires, or images that cause incredibly upsetting feelings.
Compulsions are actions someone takes in an effort to stop having obsessions or feel less distressed.

✔️Posttraumatic stress disorder
PTSD is triggered by observing or experiencing a traumatic event. Flashbacks, nightmares, acute anxiety, and uncontrollable thoughts about the incident are just a few possible symptoms.
✔️Adjustment Disorder
It is a state of internal distress and emotional disturbance that develops as a result of having difficulty in coping with stressful life events.
✔️Acute stress disorder
It is an immediate response to a severe traumatic experience that lasts for less than a month and is extremely unpleasant, dysfunctional, and intense.
✔️Reactive attachment disorder
RAD occurs as a result of emotional abuse or neglect at a young age, it is a disorder where a child does not develop good emotional relationships with their caregivers (parental figures).
✔️Disinhibited social engagement disorder
It is characterised by a lack of social inhibition towards strangers and difficulty developing emotional relationships with others. Young children who have endured abuse, neglect, or trauma are more likely to develop the disorder.


American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).

Patra, B. N., & Sarkar, S. (2013). Adjustment disorder: current diagnostic status. Indian journal of psychological medicine, 35(1), 4–9. 

Trauma and stressor-related disorders in children. (n.d.). Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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