Anxiety Lecture_jm_fall09_class

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Unformatted text preview: something and being phobic? Phobics: Reality Check Phobics: Reality Check Phobics ‘know’ that fear is irrational Might even try to approach feared stimulus Role of classical conditioning Usually controlled if stimulus is avoided Phobias Phobias Relatively common Gender differences Age of onset Tend to be chronic Social Phobia Disabling fears of one or more specific social or performance situations Fear of negative evaluation of others and/or embarrassing actions Restriction of social life Lifetime prevalence Social Phobia Social Phobia PANIC DISORDER: PANIC DISORDER: DSM­IV­TR CRITERIA Recurrent, unexpected panic attacks At least 1 attack has been followed by 1 month of at least 1 of these: persistent concern about another attack worry about implications of attack Panic Attacks: Clinical Panic Attacks: Clinical Features Shortness of breath or feeling or being smothered Dizziness, unsteadiness, or sweating Trembling, shaking, or sweating Heart palpitations or a racing heart rate Choking, nausea, or stomach pain Numbness or tingling; flushing or chills Chest pain or discomfort Sense of “strangeness,” of being detache...
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