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Anxiety Disorders and Anxiety Disorders and Treatment Treatment And Other Relaxation And Other Relaxation Techniques Techniques
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What is anxiety? What is anxiety? A subjective feeling of tension, apprehension, nervousness, and worry accompanied by activation of the autonomic nervous system (Spielberger) An unrealistic fear resulting in physiological arousal and escape and avoidance behaviors Focus is more internal than external Often fear of a vague, distant or unrecognized danger
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Types of Anxiety Types of Anxiety Free-floating (trait anxiety) Spontaneous panic attack Situational/phobic anxiety (state anxiety) Anticipatory anxiety
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Anxiety vs. Anxiety Disorders Anxiety vs. Anxiety Disorders Disorders are more intense, last longer, and lead to phobias that interfere with your life and functioning
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Anxiety Disorders Anxiety Disorders Panic Disorder Agoraphobia Social Phobia Specific Phobia Generalized Anxiety Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder PTSD Acute Stress Disorder Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder
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Potential Causes Potential Causes Heredity, childhood circumstances Biological causes Chronic and cumulative stress Traumatic event Anxious self-talk, withheld feelings, lack of assertiveness, lack of self-nurturing skills Dietary factors Lack of meaning or sense of purpose
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Test Anxiety Test Anxiety Defined as the uneasiness or apprehension experienced before, during, or after an examination because of concern, worry, or fear.
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