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Lecture 6

Anxiety Disorders - Lecture 6

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Konstantine Zakzanis

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Anxiety Disorders
18% - very common; Co morbidity high; Symptoms not disorder specific
Ideological factors give rise to anxiety disorders non specific too
Cant control stressors GAD, phobia
If not disable not meet criteria for phobia ADL affected = no.
Fear mediated avoidance behaviors
To be diagnosed must be accompanied with sufficient distress disable ADL
Any objects can create phobia
Claustrophobia, dorophobia open spaces, exanophobia fear of strangers freud:
unconscious conflicts, modeling, classical conditioning
Phobias- two types
4 categories of specific phobia
1.Blood, injuries, and injections
2.Situations planes, elevators
4.Natural environment
Social phobia more disabling; fear of being evaluated
2 qualifiers:
a. Can be generalized
More severe
b. can be specific social phobias: public speaking
More likely that have phobia women e.g. loosing job
Video Vignette elevator
Hes describing panic attacks
-Sense of emergency on your head
-Anxiety prominent
-Go e.r. thinking they’re going to die. generalized anxiety disorder.
Virtual reality
-Joseph wolf
- e.g. Fear of Air plane travel
Depression highly co morbid antidepressant for Rx
Lack of compulsions OC personality disorder
Gestalt Psychotherapy C.Rodrigues
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