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Anxiety disorders o Anxiety disorders –abnormal behavior characterized by unrealistic irrational fear. . o Anxiety is a normal reaction to tress o Generalized Anxiety disorder – chronic, uncontrollable, excessive worry not focused on any particular object or situation. About 4 million adult Americans: about twice as many women as men. Diagnosed – at least 6 months worrying excessively about a number of everyday problems. Every cough is pneumonia If someone is 5 min late they’re dead in a ditch o Panic Disorder – sudden, inexplicable attacks of intense fear, difficulty breathing, heart palpitations, dizziness, trembling, terror, feelings of impending doom. Panic attacks can occur at any time, even during sleep. Generally peaks within 10 minutes. About 2-4 million adult Americans and is twice as common in women as in men. o Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions)
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