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Colleen McGough Kelsey Herb Introduction to Psychology 19 February 2010 Assignment #1: Detailed Outline I. More than 10% of Americans and Europeans suffer from some sort of anxiety disorder (Vaas, & R 2004). a) Everyone has fears and anxieties from time to time; this is normal. 1. The difference between an anxiety disorder and fear is simply that anxiety disorders are persistent and do not go away while fear subsides. 2. Anxiety disorders are not only described as persistent fear, but a sign of anxiety can also be the development of maladaptive behaviors that reduce a person’s anxiety (Meyers, 2007). b) Arkowitz and Lilienfeld (2008) say that most anxiety attacks take place without an obvious cause. 1. According to Akrowitz and Lilienfeld (2008) about eight to ten percent of the population experiences an occasional attack, while only five percent actually develop a panic disorder. 2. Some research has provided the idea that when stress builds up to a certain level, the slightest bit of stress after that point can cause panic (Arkowitz and Lilienfeld, 2008). II. There are many theories as to how anxiety disorders are developed. a) One theory is that anxiety disorders are genetic.
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1. Psychologist Regina Shih and her colleagues from Johns Hopkins University described how if an identical twin has anxiety or panic
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