PSY 201 Week 8 DQ 4 - generalized anxiety disorder (GAD),...

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Everyone feels anxious at times. Challenges such as workplace pressures, public speaking, highly demanding schedules or writing an exam can lead to a sense of worry, even fear. These sensations, however uncomfortable, are different from the ones associated with a anxiety disorder. People suffering from an anxiety disorder are subject to intense, prolonged feelings of fright and distress for no obvious reason. The condition turns their life into a continuous journey of unease and fear and can interfere with their relationships with family, friends and colleagues. Types of anxiety disorders are: panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder,
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Unformatted text preview: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and phobic disorder. Panic Disorder- One experiences anxiety suddenly, and often without warning rises to a peak and an individual feels a sense of impending, unavoidable doom. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder- People are plagued by unwanted thoughts, called obsessions, or feel that they must carry out actions, termed compulsions, numerous times and against their will. Generalized Anxiety Disorder- One experiences long-term, persistent anxiety and uncontrollable worry. Phobic Disorder- An intense, irrational fear of a specific object, situation, or animal....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course PSY 201 201 taught by Professor Peters during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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