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Unformatted text preview: Unit 2 • Acute Stress disorder o Severe reaction immediately following a terrifying event, often including amnesia about the event • Agoraphobia o Anxiety about being in places or situations where escape might be difficult • Anxiety o Mood state characterized by marked negative affect and bodily symptoms of tension in which a person apprehensively anticipates future danger or misfortune • Compulsions o Repetitive, ritualistic, time consuming behaviors or mental acts a person feels driven to perform • Fear o Emotional response consisting of an immediate alarm reaction to present danger or life-threatening emergencies • Fight/flight response o Brain circuit in animals that when stimulated causes an immediate alarm and escape response resembling human panic • Obsessions o Recurrent intrusive thoughts or impulses the client seeks to suppress or neutralize while recognizing they are not imposed by outside forces • Panic attack o Abrupt experience of intense fear or discomfort accompanied by a number of physical symptoms, such as dizziness or heart palpitations • Core diagnostic features of the anxiety disorders and statistics o Generalized anxiety disorder Strong, persistent anxiety Stats: • Females out number males • Onset in early adulthood o Agoraphobia Fearing and avoiding situations where they would feel unsafe in the event of a panic attack • Sometimes gets to the point where they are afraid to leave their house. Stats • Onset is acute o Panic attack without agoraphobia Fear of having another panic attack o Specific disorders Extreme and irrational fear of a specific object or situation Stats • Females over males • Run chronic course o Social phobia Extreme and irrational fear in social/performance situations Stats • Slightly greater in females •...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course PSY 360 taught by Professor Katieporter during the Winter '08 term at Eastern Michigan University.
- Winter '08
- Abnormal Psychology