Abnormal Psychology lecture 3

Abnormal Psychology lecture 3 - Abnormal Psychology 9/23/11...

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Unformatted text preview: Abnormal Psychology 9/23/11 Panic Disorder with and without Agoraphobia Treatment: Medication/ biological o Benzodiazepines o Tricyclic antidepressants o Serotonin specific reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) Many adverse side effects o Sexual dysfunction in 75% of cases o Physical and psychological dependence o Cognitive and motor impairment (slowed function) o Works for 60% of individuals Relapse rates high (50-90%) if discontinued Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) A. Exposure to traumatic event- both are present: o Experienced, witnessed, confronted with event involving actual or threatened death, serious injury, or threat to physical integrity of self or others o Response involved intense fear, helplessness, or horror B. Continuing to re-experience event through memories reenactments, nightmares, flashbacks, intense psychological distress and physiological reactivity to cues that remind of event C. Avoidance of stimuli that remind of trauma, numbed emotional responses (forgetting event, diminished interest in activities) D. Persistent symptoms of increased arousal (not present before trauma) o Difficulty falling or staying asleep, hyper vigilance, problems concentrating irritability E. Duration of B,C, and D is more than 1 monthE....
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 1402 taught by Professor Held during the Fall '11 term at Texas Tech.

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