PS101, Lec 23: 04/25/2013
Anxiety disorders: most common mental disorder.
panic disorder: panic attack.
Intense and irrational fear.
Efforts to avoid the feared object or situation.
Four or more in four weeks, irrational fear.
Obsessivecompulsive disorder: obsessions (disturbing thought) compulsions (ritualistic
behaviors) genes + environment.
The stress disorder, e.g PTSD
Generalized anxiety disorder
Genes and Anxiety;
A number of different genes are thought to contribute to the anxiety disorders.