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Lecture

Anxiety

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 3140
Professor
Alexandra Rutherford
Semester
Fall

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STSEPTEMBER 21 2011LECTURE 3 ANXIETY ANXIETY DISORDERS Major question relates to when anxiety becomes an actual disorder CERTAIN LEVEL OF ANXIETY SPURS ONE ON TO WORK HARDER AND BE MORE ALERT AND MOTIVATED ADAPTIVE HOWEVER CERTAINLEVEL IT BECOMES NON ADAPTIVETOO MUCH ANXIETY MAY DECREASE PERFORMMANCE GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDERS y EXCESSIVE WORRY OR ANXIETY ACCORDING TO DSM THIS OCCURS MORE DAYS THAN NOT FOR ATLEAST 6 MONTHSM ABOUT A NUMBER OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITYy Difficulty CONTROLLING THE WORRY y 3 OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING 6 SYMPTOMS o RESTLESSNESS OR FEELING KEYED UP OR ON EDGE o BEING EASLILY FATIGUE o DIFFICULTY CONCENTRATING OR MIND GOING BLANK o IRRITABILITY o MUSCLE TENSION o SLEEP DISTURBANCE TEND TO HAVE WORRIES ABOUT REGULAR EVERYDAY THINGS THE WORRY IS OUT OF PROPORTION OF THE KIND OF LIVE THEY LIVE
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