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1 Chapter 5--Study Guide Student: 1. Anxiety is A. an immediate alarm reaction to stressful situations. B. usually a sign of an underdeveloped ego. C. potentially helpful in planning for the future. D. always a hindrance to adaptive functioning. 2. Batman is walking down a dark alley in Gotham City. Suddenly, a dark figure jumps out from behind a trash bin and points a gun at him. Batman turns and runs, faster than a speeding bullet. This is an example of A. alarm response. B. panic. C. anxiety. D. wimpy behavior. 3. Paula has frequent panic attacks, but only when she views the national news on television. However, she does not experience a panic attack every time she sees the national news. Paula’s panic attacks would be classified as A. unexpected. B. situationally bound. C. situationally predisposed. D. justified. 4. Which of the following is the area of the brain most often associated with anxiety? A. occipital lobe B. orbital frontal lobe C. medulla D. limbic system 5. Research suggesting that cigarette smoking by teenagers increases the risk for developing anxiety disorders as adults indicates that: A. the negative effects of smoking are permanent. B. environmental factors can affect susceptibility to the development of anxiety disorders. C. adolescents have underdeveloped brain circuits. D. nicotine decreases anxiety levels.
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2 6. Elliot constantly worries about his health, his finances, his job security, and the stability of his marriage. Often, his worries keep him awake at night, causing him to be so fatigued at work that he cannot perform his duties adequately. His wife is becoming frustrated with him, since he is so preoccupied with his worries that he is unable to do the dinner dishes when it is his turn. Elliot’s problem might be diagnosed as A. panic disorder. B. generalized anxiety disorder. C. simple phobia. D. obsessive-compulsive disorder. 7. Which of the following observations is NOT true of individuals with generalized anxiety disorder? A. They are more sensitive to threats than are other people. B. They show more responsiveness on physiological measures than individuals with other anxiety disorders. C. They exhibit more muscle tension than other people. D. They appear to be autonomic restrictors. 8. Which of the following is an example of interoceptive avoidance? A. Martha does not enter public restrooms for fear of disease. B. Ronald does not visit his mother-in-law because she makes him anxious. C. Noel does not go to church for fear of having a panic attack while there. D. Chelsea does not play on merry-go-rounds because the dizziness resembles the early symptoms of a panic attack. 9. All but which of the following may be related to nocturnal panic? A. nightmares
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