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Stress Managment Quiz 6 pg 21

Stress Managment Quiz 6 pg 21 - gre06755_ch06.qxd 4:01 PM...

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INTERPRETATION OF SCORES Panic disorder is a real illness. It can be treated with medicine and therapy. People with panic disorder feel suddenly terrified for no apparent reason. These frequent outbursts of panic are called panic attacks. During a panic attack, people have scary physical feelings like a fast heartbeat, trouble breathing, or dizziness. Panic attacks can happen at any time and any place without warning. They often happen in grocery stores, malls, or crowds or while traveling. People who experience panic attacks live in constant fear of another attack and may stay away from places where they experienced panic attacks previously. For some people, fear takes over their lives and they are unable to leave their homes. Panic attacks do not last long, but they are so scary they feel like they go on forever. ACTIVITY: DESENSITIZING SYSTEMATICALLY There are several effective ways of treating panic disorder, some of which a person can engage in by him- or herself. For example, you can adjust your life to avoid the stimulus that provokes the panic
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