P105 - lecture 3 notes

P105 - lecture 3 notes - P105 lecture week 3 Anxiety...

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P105 – lecture week 3 Anxiety disorders Subjective – apprehension, uneasiness, worry o Apprehension – worrying about the future Behavioral – Fidgeting, frowning Physiological – racing heart, sweating, dizziness, breathlessness, muscle tension Ex. Novice skydivers – anxiety level is highest right before they jump Experienced skydivers – much lower levels of anxiety, but peak levels are the night before People with anxiety disorders are more acutely aware of the precursor anxiety cues (breathing hard, racing heart beat) Fear Immediate emotional reaction to Current Danger Intense urge to escape Activation of the A.N.S. Panic - fear/alarm when there is nothing be afraid of Fear vs Anxiety - Anxiety is future oriented - Somatic symptoms of tension - Feelings that one cannot predict or control upcoming events - Fear is current danger - Strong sympathetic arousal - Immediate alarm reaction characterized by strong escapist tendencies in response to present danger or life-threatening emergencies
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