Psychopathology PSY 303
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Date Created: 10/09/16
Anxiety and Temperament Conditions EXAMPLE: Blake Miller was a marine at the age of 21, after two years of being in the war he is now diagnosed with PTSD Mental Health Deferred reactions Troops returning = increase in mental health problems Anxiety disorders: “worry wars” constantly worrying Panic disorder: random attacks Most common phobias within a year are social and specific phobias OCD is the least common o Although, equal between genders Targets age around puberty or right before puberty Individuals receiving treatment are more likely to seek treatment for panic disorder although, specific phobias are opposite (Least likely) DSM5 Anxiety Disorder Generalized anxiety Social phobia Agoraphobia Panic disorder Trichotillomania= pulling out hair Anxiety Driven Skin problems (Exconation) PTSD is now considered trauma and stress related disorders High amount of two or more disorders will experience depression at some point o One anxiety disorder 19% o Two or more independent 26% o Two or more caused by the other 55% Anxiety Disorder with extreme worry, nervousness, and avoidance Study: YerkesDodson Law Modern level of anxiety is where you hit peak performance of being in between low and high anxiety Believes that some anxiety is good VS FEAR Fear is more acute, present time, and sympathetic activation Panic Attacks Features Severe and unexpected Loss of control Symptoms Feels as if you are outside of your body watching in Heart palpitations Short of breath Dizzy Types Situational cued social anxiety Unexpected –uncued panic disorder Situationally predisposed panic disorder Genetic factors Preparedness Twin Study’s inherited o Panic o GAD Neurotransmitters o Lowers GABA levels Polygenetic o Produce vulnerability Environment Cigarette smoking increases risk for anxiety in the future
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