Anxiety Disorders_part _2.16.10 (1)

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Anxiety Disorders Chapter 4
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The Complexity of Anxiety Disorders Anxiety A negative mood state characterized by bodily symptoms of physical tension and by apprehension about the future Inability to predict or control future events Can be helpful…how? Anxiety curve: too much or too little can be problematic Closely related to depression
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The Complexity of Anxiety Disorders Fear Immediate alarm reaction to current danger(s) or life-threatening emergencies Activates Autonomic Nervous System Fight or flight response Serves for protection and survival Panic A “false alarm” Sudden overwhelming fright or terror
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The Complexity of Anxiety Disorders Panic attacks Abrupt experience of intense fear or discomfort paired with physical symptoms (e.g., dizziness, increased heart rate, shortness of breath, chest pain) Situationally bound – cued by specific situation, event, object (phobias) Unexpected – uncued, can happen anytime (panic d/o)
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2011 for the course PSY 4301 taught by Professor Rocio during the Spring '10 term at Texas Tech.

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Anxiety Disorders_part _2.16.10 (1) - Anxiety Disorders...

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