Chapters 6 & 7
Anxiety and Mood Disorders
October 1, 2012
2- 3 components of anxiety
3-Anxiety disorders classified in DSM-IV TR (I will talk about them briefly but I don’t
have slides for each one of them)
Separation anxiety disorder
Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
Generalized anxiety disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Panic disorder (with/without agoraphobia)
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Acute stress disorder
4- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessions (thoughts, images, impulses)
Age of onset
Best practice is cognitive behavioural interventions
5-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Exposure to a traumatic event.
3 main symptoms (also seen in acute stress disorder)
Symptom presentation of PTSD in very young children
Fear of strangers/family members.
6- Developmental trajectories of anxiety disorders (overall)
Developmental trajectories of these disorders vary.
Anxiety symptoms may improve with age.
Some anxiety disorders are more stable over time (e.g. social/specific phobias). Some anxiety disorders are more chronic (e.g. OCD, PTSD if the trauma is long lasting)
Anxiety disorders develop gradually.
Symptom severity and intensity changes.
Children with anxiety disorders will have comorbidities
7- Etiology and intervention
Specific neurobiological p