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Unformatted text preview: 1 Anxiety Disorders Module 49 2 Anxiety Disorders Feelings of excessive apprehension and anxiety. 1. Generalized anxiety disorders 2. Phobias 3. Panic disorders 4. Obsessive-compulsive disorders Generalized Anxiety Disorder Chronic, excessive worry about a number of events of activities, not limited to any specific object or situation and difficult to control Relatively constant state of apprehension, tension and uneasiness Occurs more days than not for at least 6 months Includes at least 3 of the following: restlessness, feeling of being easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating or mind going blank, irritability, muscle tension, sleep disturbance. May also include: Constant vigilance for possible negative events Mistrust/suspiciousness of others constantly expecting to be duped Trouble getting rid of old items Need for control A person experiencing his first panic attack is likely to: A. Call a therapist and schedule an appointment B. Go to the emergency room C. Know that his symptoms are signs of a psychological disorder. D. Use relaxation techniques to calm himself. Panic Disorders Panic Attack : discrete period of intense apprehension, fear or terror, often with feelings of impending doom and physical symptoms....
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Winter '09 term at Waterloo.

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Myers49 - 1 Anxiety Disorders Module 49 2 Anxiety Disorders...

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