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According to Module 34 in our textbook Psychology and your life the Major classifications of psychological disorders are Anxiety disorders, Somatoform disorders, Dissociative disorders, Mood disorders, Schizophrenia, Personality disorders, and Childhood disorders. Anxiety attacks are episodes of intense panic or fear. Anxiety attacks usually occur suddenly and without any warning. Sometimes there is an obvious trigger like getting stuck in an elevator, for example, or thinking about the big speech you are about to give, but in other cases, the attacks come out of the blue. Anxiety attacks usually peak within about ten minutes, and they do not usually last more than a half hour. However, during that time, the panic can be so severe that you feel as if you are about to die. The physical symptoms themselves are so frightening that many people believe they are having a heart attack. The symptoms of an anxiety attack
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Unformatted text preview: emotionally are feelings of apprehension or dread, trouble concentrating, feeling tense and jumpy, anticipating the worst, irritability, restlessness, watching for signs of danger, and feeling like your mind is gone blank. However, there are also physical symptoms that occur, those may be but not limited to, a pounding and erratic heart beat, sweating profusely, upset stomach, dizziness or light headedness, frequent urination or diarrhea, shortness of breath, tremors or twitches, muscle tension, headaches, fatigue, and insomnia. Anxiety disorders are common and disabling mental disorders. They respond better to psychological techniques than they do to medication. These psychological techniques are more demanding of the doctor's skill and time than drug therapy, but they offer hope of a cure rather than temporary symptom relief. Meditation and Yoga are good ways to help in having an anxiety attack....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PSY 201 201 taught by Professor Peters during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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