Anxiety - panic(panic attack – Panic Attack • Feels...

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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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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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