Chapter 5 Psyc 2230 - AbnormalPsychology Ch 5: Anxiety...

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Ch 5: Anxiety Disorders Abnormal Psychology
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Overview Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Perspectives (5) Phobias Specific phobias Social phobias Causes? Treatment Panic Disorders Perspectives (2): Biological and Cognitive Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Obsessions versus compulsions Perspectives (4): Psychodynamic, Behavioral, Cognitive, Biological
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Really cool movie clips:  PANIC / STRESS Real genius: exams: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB04Dq7 IT crowd: stress: http://www.youtube.com/watch? http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=u530OPwWwNQ&feature=related
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Stress = Normal??? Symptoms: Quickened breathing; tense muscles; heart pounds; sense of dread When? (triggers) Car skids in rain; professor announces pop quiz; Why? Adaptive function? Threat to your well-being Reaction: FEAR, sense of danger: ANXIETY Prepares us for action – “fight or flight” response to danger (threatening stimuli) The latter is NORMAL… but, if fear is disabling , interferes with functioning, lasts too long , triggered too easily (or irrationally ), it becomes a DISORDER
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Anxiety Disorder = Abnormal ANXIETY LEVEL % of population DISORDER: You are here “normal”
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Anxiety Disorders – stats, society,  etc. Most common mental disorder in US (DSM array) 18% of adult population, in any given year 29% of all people develop anxiety disorder at some point in their lives Expenses $42 billion per year in health care expenses, lost wages, lost productivity
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Anxiety Disorders Specific types: GAD – general, persistent fear of worry/anxiety Phobias – persistent, irrational fear of a specific object Panic disorder – “panic attacks” (acute, severe, quick recovery) OCD – recurrent thoughts; reduce anxiety via compulsive, repetitive behaviors Acute stress disorder / PTSD – fear after traumatic event is over (military, rape, torture) Overlap in diagnosis Most people who have 1, have other(s) 90% likelihood of experiencing another psychological disorder Major depressive disorder: 60% also experience anxiety disorder Bipolar disorder: 16% also have panic disorder
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms Excessive anxiety under most circumstances; worry about practically anything; “free floating anxiety” DSM checklist: Excessive or ongoing anxiety and worry, for at least six months, about numerous events or activities Difficulty controlling the worry At least 3 of the following symptoms: restlessness, easy fatigue, irritability, muscle tension, sleep disturbance Significant distress or impairment Social relationships and job activities generally ok (can cope, but with difficulty)
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GAD: Stats Most common in Western society 3% of US population (similar to Canada, Britain, etc.) 6% of all people develop GAD some point in
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course PSYC 2230 taught by Professor Hayes during the Summer '11 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Chapter 5 Psyc 2230 - AbnormalPsychology Ch 5: Anxiety...

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