Unformatted text preview: Many people with this anxiety disorder repeatedly live the trauma in the form of nightmares and disturbing recollections during the day. They also may experience sleep problems, depression, or feelings of being detached or numb or may be easily startled. Question 3: A person plagued by the urgent need to engage in certain rituals, or tormented by unwelcome thoughts or images, may be suffering from an anxiety disorder called obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Most healthy people can identify with having some of the symptoms of OCD, such as checking the stove several times before leaving the house. But the disorder is diagnosed only when such activities consume at least an hour a day, are very distressing, and * Source: National Institute of Mental Health. 2000. http://nimh.nih.gov/anxiety/adfacts.cfm. 72 gre06755_ch06.qxd 4/8/05 4:01 PM Page 72...
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- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, Posttraumatic stress disorder