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Unformatted text preview: Anxiety Disorders disorders that feature distressing and persistent anxiety generalized anxiety disorder : continual tension and apprehension; ANS arousal panic disorder : terror episodes; frightening physical sensation phobia : persistent irrational fear leading to avoidance of perceived source obsessive-compulsive disorder : unwanted repetitive thoughts and/or actions Anxieties GAD and Panic tension vs fear agoraphobia : fear of situations where escape might be impossible heights, public speaking, spiders social phobia : intense fear of being scrutinized by others (extreme shyness) obsession dirt, catastrophe, order compulsion washing, rituals, checking post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) What is their Source? learning account = classical conditioning of fear (e.g., anxious rats due to random shock; little Albert) biological account = fears developed through evolution and derive from from the fears of our ancestors...
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Spring '09 term at Waterloo.
- Spring '09