Anxiety Lecture_jm_fall09_class

Stress experienceofaneventinvolving

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Unformatted text preview: atic stress? stress? Experience of an event involving actual or threatened injury or death Response of intense fear, helplessness, or horror in reaction to the event Typical symptoms for stress disorders disorders Re­experiencing the trauma Avoidance Arousal or anxiety Dissociative symptoms Depersonalization Derealization Dissociative amnesia PTSD vs. ASD Criteria PTSD PTSD: ­ Stress symptoms appear or last > 1 month after trauma ­ Re­experiencing of trauma ­ Avoidance and numbing of general responsiveness ­ Persistent symptoms of increased arousal ­ Sig. distress or impairment ASD: ­ Symptoms > 2 days and < 1 month ­ Dissociative symptoms Prevention and Treatment of PTSD Prevention and Treatment of PTSD Early intervention Psychotropic medication Psychotherapy Cognitive­behavioral approaches Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) PHOBIAS Excessive, unreasonable fear Types of phobias Phobia may place huge limitations on everyday activities Phobias and Fears Phobias and Fears What is the difference between being afraid of...
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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.

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