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Disorders - Causes of Anxiety disorders Psychoanalytic...

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Causes of Anxiety disorders Psychoanalytic explanation: o Repressed urges and desires that are trying to come into conscious creating anxiety that is controlled by the abnormal behavior Behaviorist explanation: o Learned through both positive and negative reinforcement Cognitive explanation: o Excessive anxiety comes from illogical, irrational thought processes Magnification - the tendency to interpret situations as far more dangerous, harmful, or important than they actually are. All-or-nothing thinking - the tendency to believe that one’s performance must be perfect or the result will be a total failure. Overgeneralization - the tendency to interpret a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat and failure. Minimization - the tendency to give little or no importance to one’s successes or positive events and traits Biological explanation: o Chemical imbalances in the nervous system Mood Disorders Affect o An emotional reaction Dysthymia
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSYCH 001 taught by Professor Benbassi during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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