Module 48

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Module 48
2011-09-24 15:26:12

Anxiety Disorders
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  1. What are anxiety disorders?
    Feelings of excessive apprehension and anxiety
  2. What are the 5 different types of anxiety disorders?
    • 1. Generalized anxiety disorders
    • 2. Phobias
    • 3. Panic disorders
    • 4. Obessive-Compulsive disorders
    • 5. Post-Traumatic stress disorder
  3. If some exibits symptoms of persistent uncontrolled tenseness and apprehension, autonomic arousal, and are unable to identify or avoid the cause of their feelings, they are said to have what type of anxiety disorder?
    Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  4. Minute-long episodes of intense dread which may include feelings of terror, chest pains, chocking or other frightening sensations is called
    Panic disorder
  5. People have the highest persentage of fear and phobias to what?
  6. What are 4 types of Phobias and what are they fears of?
    • 1. Agoraphobia- open places
    • 2. Acrophobia- heights
    • 3. Claustrophobia- closed spaces
    • 4. Hemophobia- blood
  7. Persistence of unwanted thoughts (obssesions) and urge to engage in sensless rituals (compulsions) that cause distress describes which anxiety disorder?
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  8. People with obsessive compulsive disorder have high metabolic activity in what area of the brain?
    frontal lobe
  9. If you are experiencing four or more weeks of symptoms such as haunting memories, nightmares, social withdrawal, jumping anxiety, & sleep problems, you have what disorder?
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  10. What gender has a higher percentage of developing PTSD after a traumatic experience?
  11. What is the psychodynamic theory used to explain psychological disorders?
    Freud says suggests that we repress our painful, intolerable ideas, feelings and thoughts resulting in anxiety.
  12. Give an example of the learning perpective used to explain psycholoigical disorder.
    Woman who was trapped in a stairwell during 9-11 had sprinklers of water spraying on her. She became terrified of taking a shower after that experience.
  13. What is the learning perspective as it relates to psychological disorders?
    fear conditioning leads to anxiety. The anxiety then gets associated with other objects or events which reinforces it.
  14. What is the biological perspective in respect to psychological disorder?
    Generalized anxiety, panic attachs and OCD are linked with brain circuits like the anterior cingulate cortex