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MHChapters16,17student - Anxiety Disorders Chapters 16 and...

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1 Anxiety Disorders Chapters 16 and 17 Carol Griffin, ARNP MSN Anxiety (p. 338) Anxiety: an emotional, subjective response. Stress: an external pressure on the individual. Fear: a reaction to a specific danger. When is Anxiety Abnormal? Good/Normal : anxiety alerts the person to impending threats. Bad/Abnormal : – Disproportionate to the risk – Continues after treat no longer exists Interferes with functioning
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2 Stages of Anxiety Mild -day to day living Moderate -immediate concerns Severe -specific detail Panic -loss of control -disorganization of personality Panic Disorder (p. 339) Discrete episodes of intense anxiety, begin abruptly, peak ~10” Sx: – Palpitations, chest pain, SOB – Trembling, sense of choking – Fear of losing control, of dying, etc. Some correlation to: – Substance abuse –A g o r a p h o b i a – Depression May only seek tx for medical disorders! Teaching: see p. 674 Generalized Anxiety Disorder Excessive anxiety or dread
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3 Phobias A phobia is a persistent irrational fear of an object or a situation that's generally considered harmless. Continuum! Categories –Agoraphob ia – Social Phobia – Specific Phobia Agoraphobia (p. 341) Often related to panic attacks Anxiety about, or avoidance of places or situations from which escape might be difficult.
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