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Certain types of compulsive behavior required for certain jobs Does it interfere with
home/work? Interpretations and Interpretations and Treatment Paradigms Biological Paradigm: Why are some people anxious? Anxiety is modestly heritable ~ 25% concordance rates in MZ twins for all disorders Environmental effects unique to individuals Neuroanatomy – 2 pathways Thalamus to amygdala to hypothalamus
Thalamus to visual cortex Biological Paradigm: Treatment 50 Million prescriptions per year for anxietyrelated problems
Tranquilizers, usually benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax), most commonly prescribed Side effects Use of antidepressants Psychodynamic Paradigm: Why are
some people anxious? Intrapsychic events and unconscious motivations Beliefs specific to phobias Beliefs specific to OCD Psychodynamic Paradigm:
Treatment Uncover roots of maladaptive behavior by gaining insight into its origins
Treat the symptoms or treat the cause? Cognitive Perspective: Why are some people anxious? Irrational appraisals of the feared situations
Emphasis on ways in which certain thoughts...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course PSY 1205 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.
- Spring '08
- Abnormal Psychology