Lecture 7 Anxiety Disorders II

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Main feature: Persistent obsessions that provoke anxiety, and compulsive behaviors that relieve the anxiety. Often, the compulsions and the obsessions will have no apparent connection to each other.
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Treatment is difficult. Some gains from drugs that affect the Serotonin system. There are also some cognitive-behavioral and behavioral therapies. Biological models of etiology focus on the Serotonin system. Head injury and Encephalitis have also been linked to OCD.
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PTSD is an anxiety disorder that represents an extreme response to a traumatic stressor. The core features of PTSD include a cycling between RE- EXPERIENCING the trauma, and AVOIDANCE of the trauma, along with AROUSAL.
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1. Trauma is outside the range of normal human experience. 1. Traumatic events are life threatening or at least associated with serious harm. 1. The individual experiences horror or terror, and a sense of being out of control.
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midterm) Before Trauma
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