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abnormal psych (9-17-09)

abnormal psych (9-17-09) - Abie Feuerstein Abnormal psych...

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Abie Feuerstein 9-17-09 Abnormal psych Excited: positive Nervous: positive, negative, neutral Panic: negative, present-oriented Fear: present-oriented, immediate, sympathetic nervous system Worry: future-oriented Stress, positive, negative, neutral Anxiety: physiological, emotional, and cognitive o The way we think about a situation can help determine what our body is feeling Anxiety: worry, apprehensive, future-oriented, somatic symptoms (tension) Fear and anxiety: negative affect Panic attacks: abrupt experience of intense fear (not in time of need) o Symptom: palpitations, chest pain, dizziness o Types: Situationally-bound/cued: (every time I enter a shopping mall) Unexpected/uncued: (walking and all of a sudden you have a panic attack) Stiuationally predisposed Courses on Anxiety: biological Increased physiological vulnerability Polygenetic influences (multiple genes related to anxiety) o Corticotrophin releasing factor (predisposition)
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