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Which of the following characterizes the mood-state known as anxiety?
apprehension about the future
People behave best when they are:
a little anxious
When people are anxious they:
know it is irrational, but can't help it
Which of the following is not a basic type of panic attack?
Research suggests that we inherit a tendency to be tense which is:
caused by multiple genes
Which type of panic attack is most closely related to phobias?
Physiological assessments of panic attacks recorded in the laboratory indicate an increase in all of the following EXCEPT:
b. finger temperature
c. muscle tension
d. stomach contractions <<<correct>>>>
Panic attacks tend to occur most often:
during deep sleep between 1:30 and 3:30 a.m.
Which of the following neurotransmitter systems is associated not only with anxiety, but also with depression?
corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) system
According to recent research (Johnson et al., 2000), an increased risk of developing anxiety disorders was found among teenagers who:
smoked 20 or more cigarettes daily
Which of the following terms is most associated with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
Research studies have found that generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is particularly prevalent among:
Research suggests that people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) worry:
without images but try to avoid the associated negative affect
Agoraphobic avoidance behavior appears to be determined by:
the extent to which the person expects another panic attack to occur
Nocturnal panic attacks generally occur when an individual is:
Which of the following is NOT an example of a situational phobia?
Which of the following is a correct match between "normal" childhood fears and the approximate age of onset?
age 10: evaluation by others, anxiety over physical appearance
In regard to treatment of specific phobias, which of the following statements is correct
Exposure-based exercises actually change brain functioning.
Which of the following is the most prevalent psychological disorder in the general population?
The anxiety disorder called social phobia, involving anxiety about being evaluated or criticized, usually begins during:
The setting for posttraumatic stress disorder to occur follows an experience accompanied by a triad of feelings, including all of the following EXCEPT:
b. paranoia <<<<correct>>>>
Individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) display a characteristic set of symptoms including all of the following EXCEPT:
a. numbing of emotional responsiveness
b. sudden "flashbacks" in which the traumatic event is relived
c. decreased startle response and chronic under-arousal <<<<correct>>>>
d. memories and nightmares of the event
Veterans returning home to the United States after the end of the war in Vietnam experienced a high rate of posttraumatic stress disorder due in part to:
absence of social support
Although the "alarm reactions" experienced in both PTSD and panic disorder are very similar and result in conditioned responses, in panic disorder the alarm is:
In regard to the obsessions seen in patients with OCD, the term "need for symmetry" refers to:
keeping things in perfect order
What happens when persons with OCD attempt to neutralize or suppress disturbing, intrusive thoughts?
The frequency of the obsessive thoughts increases.
Overall it can be concluded that the combination of medical and psychological interventions for anxiety work:
only as well as the individual treatments
"I've got to get out of here right now, or I may not make it!" This statement is most likely to be said by someone experiencing a(n):
According to the textbook, the experience of fear can be described
immediate emotional reaction to danger
Anxiety is thought to be a(n) ____ state while fear is more ____.
future oriented; immediate
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