Anxiety Disorders - Lecture 6

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Published on 14 Jun 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB32H3
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
Phobias
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
3.Animals
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
OCD
Depression highly co morbid antidepressant for Rx
Lack of compulsions OC personality disorder
Gestalt Psychotherapy C.Rodrigues
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18% - very common; co morbidity high; symptoms not disorder specific. Ideological factors give r ise to anxiety disorders non specific too. If not disable not meet criteria for phobia adl affected = no. To be diagnosed must be accompanied with sufficient distress disable adl. Claustrophobia, dorophobia open spaces, exanophobia fear of strangers freud: unconscious conflicts, modeling, classical conditioning. 4 categories of specific phobia: blood, injuries, and injections, situations planes, elevators, animals, natural environment. Social phobia more disabling; fear of being evaluated. More severe: can be specific social phobias: public speaking. More likely that have phobia women e. g. loosing job. Go e. r. thinking they"re going to die. Joseph wolf e. g. fear of air plane travel. Depression highly co morbid antidepressant for rx. Look things holistically no meaning without holistic emotional rxns. Whole impt. more than sum of parts abcs what is it that you made of. Projection things about us we don"t want to see.