Mental Health CH 12

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  1. acute stress disorder
    severe fear, helplessness, horror that occurs within 1 month of exposure to extreme stress
  2. Agoraphobia
    anxiety disorder characterized by fear of being in places or situation in which escape might be difficult or embarrassing or in which help may not be avaliable should an anxiety attack occur
  3. Antianxiety drugs
    drugs prescribed, usually on a short-term basis, to reduce anxiety
  4. anxiety
    a state of fellin apprehension, uneasiness, uncertainty, or dread; results from real or perceived threat whose actual source is unknown or unrecognized
  5. Defense Mechanisms
    unconsious intrapsychic processes used to ward off anxiety by prefventing concious awarenss of threatening feelings (repression, projection, sublimation, denial,and regressions)
  6. Fear
    A reaction to specific danger
  7. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
    anxiety disorder characterized by excessive anxiety or worry about numerous things, lasting for 6 months or more
  8. Mild Anxiety
    occurs in the normal experience of every day living
  9. Moderate anxiety
    selective inattention and some diminished thinking although learning and problem soving can still occur. S/S: tension, pounding heart, increased pulse and respiration, perspiration, gastric dicomfort, headace urinary urgency, voice tremors, and shaking
  10. Panic
    produces disorganiztion of the personality , loss of rational thought, and inability to communicate along with specific physiological changes
  11. Panic Disorder (PD)
    an anxiety disorder in which panic attacks are the key feature
  12. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    anxiety disorder characterized by persistent reexperiencing of a highly traumatic event that involved acutal or threatened death or serious injury to self or others to which the individual responded with intesne fear, helplessness, or horror
  13. Severe anxiety
  14. Social Phobia
    a phobia of an interpersonal nature, such as fear of public speaking, fear of eating in front of others, or fear of writing or performing in public
  15. Specific Phobias
    fear and avoidance of a single object situation, or activity; very common in the gernal population
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Mental Health CH 12

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