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Fear of going crazy, losing control, or dying Agoraphobia
Fear of public places or unfamiliar
situations in which escape may be
difficult Afraid of losing control in a crowd
May dread anxiety of a panic attack GENERALIZED ANXIETY GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD) Intense but vague anxious apprehension
“Free floating anxiety”
Persistent worry that something terrible will happen
Somatic complaints OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) Persistent Obsessions/Compulsions
Anxious Dread if Thought or Act is Prevented
Do they recognize the absurdity of the obsessions or compulsions? Obsessions Obsessions Unwanted and intrusive obsessive thoughts or images Usually involve doubt, fear of harm to loved ones, fear of contamination, or one’s own aggression Compulsions
Compulsions Behaviors to neutralize obsessive thoughts or images or to prevent dreaded event or situation Common compulsions: counting, checking, ordering, touching, washing OBSESSIONS/COMPULSIONS VS. OCD
OBSESSIONS/COMPULSIONS VS. OCD Common for a person to ha...
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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