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intro_to_anxiety+copy - Fear and Anxiety Are both basic...

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Fear and Anxiety… Are both basic emotions experienced by everyone; These emotions cut across cultures, genders, ages and even species. ..
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Fear and Anxiety… Even single celled organisms and plants experience a primitive form of anxiety!
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Fear … A strong fight/flight reaction to a specific, observable danger cue that is present or imminent*
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Fear … -Present-oriented mood state, marked negative affect -Immediate fight or flight response to danger or threat -Strong avoidance/escapist tendencies -Abrupt activation of sympathetic nervous system
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Anxiety… A diffuse, state of apprehension which can occur in the absence of a cue, and is often anticipatory.*
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Anxiety… -Future-oriented mood state -Characterized by marked negative affect -Somatic symptoms of tension -Apprehension about future danger or misfortune
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Lang’s 3-Part Model One of the most useful ways to think about anxiety, Lang’s model breaks the emotion down into three simple components:
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Lang’s 3-Part Model Thoughts (cognitive) Physical Feelings Behaviors (physiological arousal cues) (actions)
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Lang’s 3-Part Model of Anxiety Thoughts/Cognitive: In anxious people, thoughts are always distorted. 1.Catastrophic thoughts 2.Overestimating the risk of a negative outcome 3.Unproductive worrying, obsessing
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Lang’s 3-Part Model Physical/Physiological: These physical symptoms are governed by the autonomic branch of the nervous system. Changes in the body gear us up for action – increased heart rate, breathing, sweating, pupils dilate, digestion put on hold, rapid spike in adrenaline…
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Lang’s 3-Part Model Behaviors/Actions: Anxiety/fear is known as the fight/flight response,
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