Anxiety Lecture_jm_fall09_class

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Unformatted text preview: d from oneself or one’s surroundings Fear of going crazy, losing control, or dying Agoraphobia 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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