PSY 220 - Lecture 05

PSY 220 - Lecture 05 - Learning Objectives Anxiety...

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Anxiety Disorders Q UIN 1 Chapter 5 Learning Objectives Describe the essential features of: Panic Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Specific Phobia 2 Social Phobia Generalized Anxiety Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Describe the biological, psychological and integrated models Fear and Anxiety • Fear – immediate alarm reaction – Cognitive elements – Somatic elements Emotional elements 3 – Emotional elements – Behavioral elements • Anxiety – anticipates future danger – Cognitive elements Causes of Anxiety Disorders • Biological contributions – Low levels of GABA – Behavioral inhibition system • Psychological contributions 4 Psychological contributions – Freud and behavioral views – Expectations of control and danger • Social contributions – Stressful life events, family dynamics Specific Phobia • Easy to diagnose: – Persistent, exaggerated fear, out of proportion with reality – Great anxiety and panic when exposed
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