Anxiety Mini-med-1

Anxiety Mini-med-1 - McMaster Mini Med School The Nature...

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The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders Dr. Randi McCabe Associate Director, Anxiety Treatment & Research Centre St. Joseph’s Healthcare Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, McMaster University McMaster Mini Med School
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Objectives Understand different anxiety disorders Overview of treatment strategies
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The Case of Jason S. 21-year-old college student referred to anxiety clinic for anxiety symptoms Varsity hockey player Applying to law school Stressful schedule Supportive relationship
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Case of Jason S. continued… Acute episodes of intense physical symptoms Difficult to maintain daily activities due to symptoms Weight loss 10-15 lbs. Avoidance of a range of activities and situations (e.g., socializing, restaurants, gym) Physical tests negative
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The Nature of Anxiety and Fear Normal Emotions Purpose Three Components
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Three Components of Anxiety Physical Feelings Cognition (Thoughts, Interpretations, Images) Behaviours
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The Physical Component » Increased Heart Rate » Breathlessness » Dizziness » Shaking » Sweating » Unreality/Detachment » Blurred Vision » Blushing » Numbness/Tingling
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The Cognitive Component » Anxious Thoughts » Anxious Predictions » Anxious Beliefs and Interpretations » Biases in Attention and Memory » Mental Images
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The Behavioural Component Avoidance of Situations and Activities Subtle Avoidance Strategies, Safety Signals, and Overprotective Behaviours Alcohol, Drug, and Medication Use
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An episode of intense fear or discomfort that peaks rapidly (within 10 minutes) and in which at least 4 of the following symptoms were experienced: palpitations, pounding or racing heart
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