PSYB32H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Chapter 6: anxiety disorders: anxiety is an unpleasant feeling of fear and apprehension, an anxiety disorder is diagnosed when feelings of anxiety are clearly. It can occur in many psychopathologies present: dsm proposes 6 categories, phobias. Fear & avoidance of objects or situations that do not present any real danger: panic disorder. Persistent, uncontrollable worry, often about minor things. Experience of uncontrollable thoughts, impulses, or images (obsessions) and repetitive behaviours or mental acts (compulsions: posttraumatic stress disorder. Aftermath of traumatic experience in which the person experiences increased arousal, avoidance of stimuli associated with the event, and anxiety in recalling the event: acute stress disorder. Phobias: phobia: a disrupting, fear mediated avoidance that is out of proportion to the danger actually posed and is recognized by the sufferer as groundless. Specific & social fears: pa-leng: fear of the cold. They worry that loss of body heat may be life threatening: taijinkyofu-sho: fear of other people.

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