PSY 410 Week 2 - Analyzing Components of Anxiety Individual Paper
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ANXIETY MOOD SOMATOFORM AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS 1 Analyzing Components of Anxiety Pedreed Anj ahal University of Phoenix PSY410 Facilitator Maria Neely MA MEd June 27 2011 ANXIETY MOOD SOMATOFORM AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS 2 Analyzing Components of Various Disorders Analyzing the components of anxiety mood somatoform and dissociative disorders helps better to understand the behaviors in humans However these disorders appear to have biological emotional cognitive and behavioral effects on a person life and his abilities to function in society The direct causes of anxiety mood somatoform and dissociative disorders vary among ages cultures genders and class Depending on a series of events and factors determines how and when the disorder is likely to surface In addition analyzing the affects disorders cause helps with diagnoses and treatment Knowledge of personal history supports the correlation among biological emotional cognitive and behavioral components of anxiety mood dissociative and somatoform disorders Identifying the disorders through observation research and statistical matters helps to summarize factors that dominate the onset of the disorder s Moreover disorders range from insurmountable levels of exposure to specific in uences which affect the lives of many people and is analyzed through comparison Behavioral Components of Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders cover several topic disorders such as generalized anxiety panic disorders phobias obsessivecompulsive disorder posttraumatic stress and acute stress disorders The effects of anxiety occurs at any age but more prevalent in adolescents and adults Hansell amp Damour 2008 Demographically women are two times more likely than men to suffer from general anxiety panic disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder Hansell amp ANXIETY MOOD SOMATOFORM AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS 3 Damour 2008 Panic disorders have a significant biological connection especially in women Hansell amp Damour 2008 However the common components of anxiety are emotional which displays fright nervousness and irritability The cognitive effects of anxiety include hypervigilence poor concentration and rumination In addition behavioral responses seen in people who suffer from anxiety may show fight or ight freezing up and avoidant behavior Hansell amp Damour 2008 Unfortunately people who suffer from anxiety disorders build up a fear that affects normal daily functions Medications generally provide a relaxing state for the person although therapy is crucial for addressing fears that begin to disable a person physically mentally and emotionally Behavioral Components of Mood Disorders The intensity of mood disorders is characterized through emotions cognitive motivational and physical components as well When a person displays frequent changes in moods this sets the stage for mood disorders Here is a better explanation of how mood disorders function Mood disorders consists of major depressive disorder dysthymic disorder bipolar I bipolar II and cyclothymic disorder In mood disorders the symptoms occur based on age Hansell amp Damour 2008 The biological aspects of mood disorders for women are in part of hormonal changes and genetics in addition to sociocultural factors In general biological contributions to mood disorders include genetics neurochemical and hormonal Men women and children can suffer from mood disorders On a cognitive aspect when a person thinks negatively this contributes to depression Hansell amp Damour 2008 The state of depression affects moods changes in moods affects the ANXIETY MOOD SOMATOFORM AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS 4 emotional and behavioral life of a person Depressed people frequently misjudge one s skills and performances make faulty judgments and judge one s self harshly Feist amp Feist 2009 Behavioral Components of Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders Unfortunately some disorders rate higher in the affects caused to a person than others Although all disorders have significance dissociative disorders brings a person into a realm of disassociation A person who suffers from dissociative disorders has a psychologically caused alteration in his state of consciousness memory and sense of identity or a combination of all Dissociative disorders are not uncommon understanding the differences in normal and abnormal is most important Depersonalization disorder dissociative disorder dissociative fugue and dissociative identity disorder affects the lives of many people Dissociative disorders may result from traumatic experiences When a person is traumatized which is an experience that occurs out of the ordinary and not a daily routine a variety of responses will follow suit The biological aspect of dissociative disorders in recent studies has the capabilities of becoming medically induced However a family member with a history of mental illnesses supports biological and genetic connections A child s behavior displays dissociative disorders however children have imaginary friends and makebelieve stories In contrary to adult behavior adults with this behavior meet the classification of dissociative disorder The disconnection from reality has a cognitive link to dissociative disorders Disrupting the cognitive functions of memory and attention allows the person to forget or remember at free will A person may choose to keep certain information out of the state of awareness memories ANXIETY MOOD SOMATOFORM AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS 5 of a traumatic experience may interrupt the ability for a person to control the attentional processes Hansell amp Damour 2008 Finally the somatoform disorder this disorder includes conversion disorder somatization disorder pain disorder hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorder In general these disorders are in correlation With the behavioral and cognitive processes Hansell amp Damour 2008 Somatoform disorders diagnosis relies on the presence of objective stress and the absence of objective findings Dimsdale amp Dantzer 2007 However through observation adolescent children notice the pattern of the emotional link with physical complaints such as pain or concerns of physical appearance Which is described by body dysmorphic disorder Conclusion Upon further studies and research the biological emotional cognitive and behavioral components relates to anxiety mood dissociative and somatoform disorders The biological aspect is evident in the disorders discussed In essence of the emotional affects or links to anxiety mood dissociative and somatoform disorders a person may experience various disorders because of emotional stress or emotional stress relates as a contributing factor to the different disorders Nonetheless abnormal behaviors are expected and the causes are many Recognizing the cause and treatment is the goal at hand Misdiagnoses and mistreatment strengthens the sources of research and theories to conclude the right measures to understand from all perspectives the components of anxiety mood dissociative and somatoform disorders ANXIETY MOOD SOMATOFORM AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS 6 References Dimsdale J E Danzer R 2007 A Biological Substrate for Somatform Disorders Importance of Pathophysiology Psychosomatic Medicine Journal of Behavioral Medicine Psychosomatic Medicine 69850854 Feist GJ Feist J 2009 Theories of Personality 7th ed New York McGraWHill Hansell J Damour L 2008 Abnormal Psychology 2nd edHobollten NJ Wiley
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