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  1. Munchausen Syndrome classification (child abuse vs somatoform disorder)
  2. behavioral etiology (OCD)
  3. evidence of biological basis for anxiety disorders
  4. biological explanation (panic & agoraphobic)
  5. Situationally predisposed panic attacks
  1. a factitious disorder: voluntary symptoms, no obvious gain, done for attention, self harm to induce symptom picture

    by proxy: child abuse, symptoms induced by someone close (mom who loves praise of caring for sick child)
  2. b 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)
  3. c the locus ceruleus (part of fear circuit), major source of norepinephrine which triggers SNS
  4. d likelihood of attack is greater in situations where they have previously occured
  5. e people can learn that certain compulsions or rituals calm obsession temporarily

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. individual misinterprets somatic bodily changes as impending doom
  2. 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
  3. people can inherit biological vulnerability to anxiety disorders
  4. differs because GAD less responsive on physiological measures (unlike panic), chronically tense because highly sensitive to threats, fatigued easily, mental agitation, always on edge, stress hormones always elevated
  5. known stimulus/ clear trigger, like seeing needle or snake (most likely a phobia)

5 True/False questions

  1. psychological and biological therapies (OCD)people can inherit biological vulnerability to anxiety disorders

          

  2. unexpected (uncued) panic attacksknown stimulus/ clear trigger, like seeing needle or snake (most likely a phobia)

          

  3. 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)

          

  4. biological treatment (panic & agoraphobic)the locus ceruleus (part of fear circuit), major source of norepinephrine which triggers SNS

          

  5. agoraphobiafear of being in places in which it would be difficult or embarrassing to escape if panic symptoms occur

          

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