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  1. psychological and biological therapies (OCD)
  2. biological treatment (panic & agoraphobic)
  3. cognitive behavioral treatment (panic & agoraphobic)
  4. panic attacks
  5. psychoanalytic etiology (OCD)
  1. a psychoanalytic; uncover hidden motivations
    biological: ssris, relapse common once stopped
    psychological: exposure/ritual prevention
    psychosurgery: lesion to cingulate bundle 30% effective
  2. b cognitive behavioral therapy (most successful for PD 70-80% success rate), panic control therapy (PCT): exposure to deliberate panic sensations under safe conditions, stop interpreting internal sensations as loss of control, intervention s-situations-exposure task, group exposure, relaxation
  3. c obsessions/compulsions reflect maladaptive responses to unresolved conflict
  4. d medication protective while ppl were taking them, best in combo with PCT
  5. e abrupt feeling of intense apprehension/terror, impending doom, accompanied by (4) physical symptoms heart palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, hot flashes, sweating, peak @ 10 min

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 1) runs in the family, family member with anxiety increases comorbidity 2) twin studies indicate heritability 20-40 (GAD, PTSD, phobias) 50 (PD) 3) GAD have deficits in GABA system function 4) deficits in medial prefrontal cortex (interferes w/ amygdala regulation)
  2. no idea attack was coming, no clue when next will come
  3. people can inherit biological vulnerability to anxiety disorders
  4. CD: physical malfunction, stressful event trigger, no organic cause, no concern to see doctor, not really upset (woke up one day, cant walk)
    M: faking malfunction, aware that they are pretending and attempting to manipulate others, clear gains to being 'ill" (no work, settlement money)

    test: blindness test M less than chance level b/c trying to be "blind"
  5. 1) obsession: recurrent persistant thoughts 2)compulsion: repetitive behaviors, response to behaviors

5 True/False Questions

  1. psychoanalytic explanation of anxietyin past (1960s), concept of neurosis (unrealistic anxiety and depression), anxiety resulted from id/ego conflict when defense mechanisms were overworked (GAD), anal fixation= impulses to soil transformed into compulsive cleanliness, person experiences urge as compulsive, obsessive thought (OCD)


  2. Illness Phobiaspecific fear that you will become sick, early age of onset


  3. behavioral explanation (panic & agoraphobic)classical conditioning (interoceptive): panic attacks are conditioned to responses to anxiety triggering situations or internal bodily sensation of arousal, people learn what things/situations cause panic and avoid those things to avoid panic


  4. panic disorder symptoms (examples from text/class)recurrent uncued panic attacks (1 month), constant worry about more attacks...example: Jenny unexpected heart pounding, sweaty palms, deep sense of fear something was wrong, worried about reoccurence, began avoiding public situations b/c fear of being humiliated


  5. cognitive etiology (OCD)general psychological vulnerability where they believe their thoughts are equal to actions, so unacceptable thought is just as bad as action


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