Panic Control Treatment

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Panic Control Treatment (PCT) o Exposure to internal sensations (good collaborative rapport) Create a mini panic attack o Cognitive therapy Identifying and changing maladaptive thoughts o Relaxation Breathing to control arousal o Learn body sensations are acceptable and not a sign of danger Social phobia o Definition – severe, persistent fear of social or performance situations marked by concern about evaluation or embarrassment and avoidance or endurance of social situation with distress Lifetime prevalence about 12% Onset: adolescence Occurs slightly more frequently in women General : can occur anywhere about anything Specific: performance situations o Causes Shy temperament Biological tendency to social inhibition Previous panic attack Panic attack in a social situation leads to anxiety about additional attacks in similar situations Social trauma Ex: bullying in early adolescence Modeling Parents concerned about others opinions and about social
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Unformatted text preview: evaluations so child models poor social skills o Treatment Medication – most commonly SSRI’s, very effective but high risk of relapse CBT: exposure therapy • Expose the individuals to feared social situations and remain until the fear decreases o They learn that the worst doesn’t happen o Hierarchy, role play, challenge thought pattern, relaxation Reality testing Social skills training – group training • Model appropriate behaviors, rehearse • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder o Definition – recurrent obsessions or compulsions that are significantly distressing or impairing such that it becomes so time consuming that it interferes with jobs or relationships People generally recognize that O & C are excessive or unreasonable Lifetime prevalence – 1-2% Sex ratio: about equal Onset: early adolescence – mid 20’s...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 245 taught by Professor Snyder during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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