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Lecture 34

PSY BEH 113D Lecture Notes - Lecture 34: Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder

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Professor Valentovich
Psych Behavior 113D
Psych Department
Adult Development
Spring 2019
4 units
MWF 12-12:50 pm
SSL 290
Professor email:
Office hours Wednesday 1-1:50 pm
Final Exam: June 7th, 2019
Forms of Anxiety Disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder
Overall sense of uneasiness
Prone to worrying
Feelings of restlessness and tension
5.7% lifetime prevalence
Social anxiety disorder
Extreme anxiety about being watched by other people
May become anxious at thought of eating in front of others
12% lifetime prevalence
2nd most common anxiety disorder
Panic disorder
Involve panic attacks, or feeling that one is about to die
3-5% lifetime prevalence but panic attacks are more frequent
May also involve agoraphobia
1.4% lifetime prevalence
Specific phobia
Irrational fear of particular object or situation
Animals, natural environment, blood-injection-injury, engaging in specific
12.5% lifetime prevalence
Most common anxiety disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and Related Disorders
Obsessions, or repetitive thoughts, and compulsions or repetitive behaviors
Four dimensions to the symptoms of OCD
obsessions associated with checking compulsions
need to have symmetry and to put things in order
obsessions about cleanliness associated with compulsions to wash
hoarding-related behaviors (i.e., people collect and store seemingly useless
1.6% lifetime prevalence
Lower prevalence among older adults
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