A repeated, seemingly purposeless behavior such as drumming fingers, twisting locks of hair, or tapping the foot; unconscious mannerism.
What are automatisms?
The term, from the Greek, “fear of the marketplace.
What is Agoraphobia?
These are ritualistic or repetitive behaviors or mental acts that a person carries out continuously in an attempt to neutralize anxiety.
What are compulsions?
This term describes the relief of anxiety achieved by performing the specific anxiety-driven behavior; the direct external benefits that being sick provides, such as relief of anxiety, conflict or distress.
What is primary gain?
The internal or personal benefits received from others because one is sick, such as attention from family members, comfort measures, being excused from usual responsibilities or tasks.
What is secondary gain?
This is a vague feeling of dread or apprehension; it is a response to an external or internal stimuli that can have behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and physical symptoms.
What is anxiety?
This is a sensation that something is different and warrants special attention.
What is mild anxiety?
In this type of anxiety the perception field is narrowed to immediate task and the client is selectively attentive and has an increased use of automatisms.
What is moderate anxiety?
In this type of anxiety the client cannot complete tasks or solve problems or learn effectively.
What is severe anxiety?
In this type of anxiety the client may bolt or run and the person’s safety is the primary concern.
What is panic level of anxiety?
This disorder is characterized by recurrent, unexpected panic attacks that cause constant concern.
What is Panic Disorder?
This disorder is characterized by anxiety provoked by certain types of social or performance situations.
What is social phobia?
This anxiety disorder causes recurrent, unwanted, persistent, intrusive thoughts, impulses, or images beyond worrying about realistic life problems.
What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?
This the development of anxiety, dissociation, and other symptoms within one month of exposure to an extremely traumatic stressor; it lasts 2 days to four weeks.
What is acute stress disorder?
This disorder causes marked anxiety response to the object or situation.
What is specific phobia?
This type of treatment turns negative messages into positive messages.
What is positive reframing?
This involves the therapist’s use of questions to more realistically appraise the situation.
What is Decatastrophizing?
This treatment helps the person take more control over life situations and involves using “I” statements to identify feelings and to communicate concerns or needs to others.
What is assertiveness training?
This treatment involves assisting the client to deliberately confront the situations and stimuli that he or she usually avoids.
What is exposure?
This treatment is a form of rapid desensitization in which the therapist confronts the client with the phobic object until it no longer produces anxiety.
What is flooding?
This is feeling afraid or threatened by a clearly identifiable, external stimulus that represents danger to the person.
What is fear?
This is the wear and tear that life causes on the body?
What is stress?
This lasts between 15 and 30 minutes of rapid, intense, escalating anxiety in which the person experiences great emotional fear as well as physiologic discomfort.
What is a panic attack?
This is feelings of being disconnected from himself or herself; the client feels detached from his or her behavior.
What is depersonalization?
The client senses that events are not real, when in fact, they are.