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Konstantine Zakzanis

Chapter 6Anxiety unpleasant feeling of fear and apprehensionAnxiety Disorders Phobia Fear and avoidance of objects or situations that do not present any real danger Panic Disorder Recurrent panic attacks involving a sudden onset of physiological symptoms such as dizziness rapid heart rate trembling accompanied by terror and feelings of impending doom sometimes accompanied by agoraphobia a fear of being in public places Generalized Persistent uncontrollable worry often about minor things Anxiety Disorder ObsessiveThe experience of uncontrollable thoughts impulses or images obsessions and Compulsive repetitive behaviours or mental acts compulsions Disorder PostTraumatic Aftermath of a traumatic experience in which the person experiences increased Stress Disorder arousal avoidance of stimuli associated with the event and anxiety in recalling the event Acute Stress Symptoms are the same as those of PTSD but last for four week or less DisorderComorbidity among anxiety disordersSymptoms of anxiety disorders are not disorder specific ie increased heart rateEtiological factorsthat give rise to various anxiety disorders are probably applicable to more than one disorderAs a group anxiety disorders th
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