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Psychology
Course
PSY240H5
Professor
Tina Malti
Semester
Winter

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PSY240 MARCH 4 TH ANXIETY DISORDERS  Anxiety includes somatic, emotional, cog, and behavioral symptoms  Panic disorder  Often think they might die  Triggering event usually  cog theories  Pay close attention to bodily cues, and misinterpret sensations  Catastrophizing thinking  Gender theories  Women more prone than men to panic disorders  Panic with agoraphobia  Constantly afraid that they might have a panic attack in public  Bio treatments…SLIDE 10  Benzodiazepines  severely addictive  Cbt cognitive behavioural therapy  Need to confront the source of anxiety taught relaxation exercise…focus on here and now  Try and guide clients in identifying the conditions they have about the bodily conditions  Try to analyze what happened in specific situations  Phobic disorders SLIDE 14**  Many diff phobias  Most common is social phobia…commonly treated in private practice fear of being judged by others  ^ can become house bound bc they are afraid  Situational type can be a lot of things ex public transportation (trains, buses, cars, plains, elevators)  Fear and phobia  Primal fears  Prepares body to run or fight when senses danger  Amygdale sends signal to adrenal glands releasing adrenaline which increase heart, which is diverted to muscles to decide to flight or fight.  Theories of phobias  Psychodynamic  Unconscious anxiety displaced on a neutral object due to early traumatic experience  When ppl avoid situation, it is reinforcing the fear  Behavioral theories  Systematic desensitization  Modeling  flooding  Cog theories  Identify and challenge negative thoughts  Bio theories….SLIDE 19  Ssri’s , maoi’s  Fears are common but become dysfunctional if too severe  TREATMENT OF SPECIFIC PHOBIA  Flooding  Exposure is massive and immediate  Client has to be confronted, and focus on how they feel…cannot avoid the situation  Typically after 30 min, our body reactions decrease to a normal state  Obsessions (as defined in DSM-IV-TR)
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