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Psychology 2310A/B
Rod Martin

Anxiety Disorders: Panic Disorder & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder DSM-IV criteria for PanicAttack Period of intense fear or discomfort Develops abruptly, peaks within 10 minutes 4 of 13 symptoms - Laboured breathing, heart palpitations, nausea, chest pain, feelings of choking and smothering, dizziness, sweating, trembling, feelings of impending doom, depersonalization, derealization, etc. • 50% people have experienced panic attacks DSM-IV Diagnosis of Panic Disorder Recurrent unexpected panic attacks At least one month of: Persistent concern about having other attacks Or worry about the implications of the attacks Or significant change in behavior related to attacks. • Fear of fear cycle • How will it affect your life • Sometimes cant control their behavior • People can’t leave their house, isolation, avoidance • Don’t want to interact with other people Panic Disorder (cont’d) Isolated panic attacks are common Lifetime prevalence: 3-5% of the population 2X as common in women as men Onset in early adult life (teens to 40) Bimodal: late teens, 30’s • There’s 2 peaks of occurrence Chronic course – waxing and waning If agoraphobia develops, usually within 1 yr Comorbidity with agoraphobia, major depression, GAD, phobias, alcohol dependency, personality disorders. Agoraphobia Agora = marketplace (today: shopping malls) Anxiety about being in places where escape would be difficult E.g., away from home alone, shopping mall, in a crowd, on a bus, standing in line Usually involves fear of having a panic attack Person stays home to avoid these situations • Fear they will die if they are outside Clark’s Cognitive Model of Panic Trigger perceived threat, apprehension, bodily sensations, catastrophic misinterpretation of sensations Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Obsessions (MIDTERM) Recurring, persistent thoughts, images, or impulses Experienced as intrusive, inappropriate, cause marked distress or anxiety (“ego-dystonic”) Not simply excessive worries about problems Person recognizes they are product of own mind Doubts (e.g. "Did I lock the door?“) Impulses (e.g. jump off building, killing someone) Contamination - fear of germs Need to have things in order. Compulsions Repetitive behaviours or mental acts that the person feels driven to perform to reduce the distress caused by the obsessions Excessive, irrational The person recognizes irrationality of behavior Behaviours – e.g., hand-washing, ordering, checking Mental acts – e.g., praying, counting, repeating words silently Obsessions and/or compulsions cause marked distress, are time-consuming, or significantly interfere with work, daily routines, or social relationships VIDEO: • Symptoms of OCD of the guy • Cant put a thought out to r
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