Unformatted text preview: bia: Enclosed spaces Cynophobia: Dogs Entomophobia: Insects Gamophobia: Marriage Gephyrophobia: Crossing a bridge Hematophobia: Blood Kenophobia: Empty rooms Melissophobia: Bees Ophdophobia: Snakes Xenophobia: Strangers Major Psychological Disorders Con’t Major Psychological Disorders 1. 2. Panic disorder Anxiety that is not triggered by any identifiable stimulus and last from a few seconds to several hours Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) – Experience long term persistent anxiety Major Psychological Disorders Con’t Major Psychological Disorders ObsessiveCompulsive disorder Obsession A persistent, unwanted thought or idea that keeps recurring Compulsion Urge to repeatedly carry out some behavior that seems strange and unreasonable, even to the individual who experiences them Causes of Anxiety Disorders: Causes of Anxiety Disorders: Biological Factors There appears to be a genetic disposition Identical twins vs. nonidentical twin studies Most disorders appear to run in families An autonomic nervous system that is oversensitive to stress Abno...
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