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FEB+4+ANX+EPI+Final - Prevalence Estimates • All anxiety...

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Unformatted text preview: Prevalence Estimates • All anxiety conditions: 20% each year; 30% lifetime • Specific and social phobias most common SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS • Arises at youngest age of any • 2/3 women • High ethnic variation in types • Blacks more phobias, hispanics more panic, jews more OCD • Inverse with social class TREATMENT • SSRI’S • Anti-anxiety – Xanax • Tranquilizers (benzodiazepines) – valium, librium • Behavior therapy SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE/ABUSE • I. Dependence • Frequent and excessive use • Growing tolerance/Problems with withdrawal • II. Abuse • Problematic consequences of use – family, work, legal CHARACTERISTICS • Alcohol abuse or dependence - 10% year, 25% lifetime • Drug abuse or dependence - 3% year; 12% lifetime CHARACTERISTICS • 2/3 Male • Young • Not social class • Much ethnic variation • Little among Islamic, Asians, Jews Much among Irish, Eastern European, Native Americans TREATMENT • Variation in treat or punish • Much treatment involuntary • Group therapy - AA OUTLINE...
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 920:307 taught by Professor Horwitz during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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FEB+4+ANX+EPI+Final - Prevalence Estimates • All anxiety...

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