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Chapter 17 Lecture 2- lecture 28- class and lecture notes

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Lecture 28
oHypochondriasis
oExcessive fear of being ill
oHypochondriasis is a persistent exaggerated fear that one is suffering from
a physical illness
oHypochondriacs tend to interpret their physical symptoms as indicative of
a serious illness. They quickly seek medical attention and expect the worst
oWhen medical tests are negative, they worry that a test was overlooked
oHypochondriacs may take their blood pressure frequently, and keep lots of
medication at hand
oAlert of physical symptoms and always think the worse about the
symptoms
oWorry about health
o.Video on Hypochondriasis
oFather became rebellious when she lost her father’s attention
oRebellion become inward
oDisable herself to keep her connected to a powerful man
oBy being fragile at the same time
oFreudian like
oCauses of Anxiety Disorders
oThe causes of anxiety disorders are complex, but there is some evidence
for each of the following. Some of these causes are more relevant to some
anxiety disorders than others:
Stressful life events (having faced danger)
PTSD
Extreme stress and becomes very worried and is easy to
trigger the scary situation
Learned kind of anxiety
Childhood adversity (parental neglect, worry, abuse)
Not met by parents
Worrying about danger that the parents didn’t support them
Constant worry
Never learned to approach life as safe
Attachment style (insecure attachment)
No secure attachment
Always worried when they try to talk to others
Cannot trust people
Learning mechanisms (phobia after bad experience)
Phobia
Fear of spiders as a result of one bad experience
Immense emotional reaction can stick with u
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Lecture 28 o Hypochondriasis o Excessive fear of being ill o Hypochondriasis is a persistent exaggerated fear that one is suffering from a physical illness o Hypochondriacs tend to interpret their physical symptoms as indicative of a serious illness. They quickly seek medical attention and expect the worst o When medical tests are negative, they worry that a test was overlooked o Hypochondriacs may take their blood pressure frequently, and keep lots of medication at hand o Alert of physical symptoms and always think the worse about the symptoms o Worry about health o .Video on Hypochondriasis o Father became rebellious when she lost her fathers attention o Rebellion become inward o Disable herself to keep her connected to a powerful man o By being fragile at the same time o Freudian like o Causes of Anxiety Disorders o The causes of anxiety disorders are complex, but there is some evidence for each of the following. Some of these causes are more relevant to some anxiety disorders than others: Stressful life events (having faced danger) PTSD Extreme stress and becomes very worried and is easy to trigger the scary situation Learned kind of anxiety Childhood adversity (parental neglect, worry, abuse) Not met by parents Worrying about danger that the parents didnt support them Constant worry Never learned to approach life as safe Attachment style (insecure attachment) No secure attachment Always worried when they try to talk to others Cannot trust people Learning mechanisms (phobia after bad experience) Phobia Fear of spiders as a result of one bad experience Immense emotional reaction can stick with u www.notesolution.com
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