22-Disorders

22-Disorders - Specific Disorders and Treatments Chapter 16...

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1 Specific Disorders and Treatments Chapter 16 (Part 1) Progress in Abnormal Psychology l As our knowledge of mental disorders has improved, we have become more able to distinguish among different disorders. l The specific disorders we’ll cover in this chapter fall into the following categories: n Anxiety and avoidance disorders n Substance-related disorders n Mood disorders n Schizophrenia Anxiety Disorders l Anxiety refers to fear and caution in the face of potential hazards. l A certain amount of anxiety is normal, but is considered pathological when it interferes with daily functioning. l Someone who experiences excessive anxiety may or may not know where it comes from.
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2 Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) l GAD is the almost constant experience of exaggerated worry. n About 5% of the general population will experience GAD at some point during their lives. n Often comorbid with depression or other mood disorders. l Treatment n Antidepressant medications n Relaxation Training Panic Disorder (PD) l PD is characterized by frequent periods of anxiety and occasional attacks of panic. l
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course PSY 200 taught by Professor Craig during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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