Lecture 14

Lecture 14 - Lecture 14 Psychological Disorders Anxiety...

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Lecture 14 Psychological Disorders Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, Eating Disorders, Sexual Disorders, Personality Disorders, Disseminative Disorders, Sleep Disorders Normally, anxiety is a certain amount of fear and caution in the face of potential hazards. Generalized Anxiety Disorder Experiencing almost constant and exaggerated worry. o There is no basis for the worries but the person is tense, irritable and tired. o About 5% of the general population will experience this. o Often, co-diagnosed with depression. Panic Disorder (PD)= frequent periods of anxiety and occasional attacks of panic. Panic attacks involve rapid breathing, increased heart rate, chest pains, sweating, trembling and faintness. Hyperventilation, or rapid deep breathing, is a key symptom in PD. Attacks usually last just a few minutes, but can be much longer. Common co-existing disorders include: o Social phobia - severe avoidance of other people and fear of doing anything in public. o Agoraphobia - an intense fear or open or public places. o More women than men are diagnosed with PD. o PD is experienced by 1-3% of adults and occurs in many cultures. Treatments for panic disorder include: Psychotherapy Anti-depressant drugs Disorders with Excessive Avoidance Phobias A phobia is strong and persistent fear of a specific object or situation- so strong
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2008 for the course PSYCH 10 taught by Professor Zaidel during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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