Anxiety - panic (panic attack) Panic Attack: Feels like one...

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Anxiety-Based Disorders Anxiety: Feelings of apprehension, dread, or uneasiness Adjustment Disorders: When ongoing stressors within the range of normal experience cause emotional disturbance and push people beyond their ability to effectively cope More on Anxiety-Based Disorders Usually suffer sleep disturbances, irritability, and depression Examples of Stresses: Grief reactions, lengthy physical illness, unemployment Anxiety-Based Disorders Anxiety Disorders: When distress seems greatly out of proportion to the situation at hand Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Duration of at least six months of chronic, unrealistic, or excessive anxiety Worries about work, relationships, ability, or impending disaster Panic Disorder (without Agoraphobia) A chronic state of anxiety with brief moments of sudden, intense, unexpected
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Unformatted text preview: panic (panic attack) Panic Attack: Feels like one is having a heart attack, going to die, or is going insane Symptoms include vertigo, chest pain, choking, fear of losing control Panic Disorder (with Agoraphobia) Panic attacks and sudden anxiety still occur, but with agoraphobia Agoraphobia Characteristics Intense, irrational fear that a panic attack will occur in a public place or in an unfamiliar situation Intense fear of leaving the house or entering unfamiliar situations Can be very crippling Literally means fear of open places or market (agora) Agoraphobia (without Panic Disorder) Fear that something extremely embarrassing will happen away from home or in an unfamiliar situation...
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