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5 Matching questions

  1. panic attacks
  2. behavioral etiology (OCD)
  3. agoraphobia
  4. conversion disorder vs malingering
  5. Situationally predisposed panic attacks
  1. a fear of being in places in which it would be difficult or embarrassing to escape if panic symptoms occur
  2. b 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. c 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"
  4. d people can learn that certain compulsions or rituals calm obsession temporarily
  5. e likelihood of attack is greater in situations where they have previously occured

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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. known stimulus/ clear trigger, like seeing needle or snake (most likely a phobia)
  3. severe anxiety focused on having serious disease, blown out of proportion, features of panic disorder, treatment: explanatory therapy: doc explains source/origin of symptoms
  4. 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)
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. cognitive explanation (panic & agoraphobic)the locus ceruleus (part of fear circuit), major source of norepinephrine which triggers SNS


  2. psychoanalytic explanation of anxietyobsessions/compulsions reflect maladaptive responses to unresolved conflict


  3. psychodynamic treatment (panic & agoraphobic)medication protective while ppl were taking them, best in combo with PCT


  4. cognitive behavioral treatment (panic & agoraphobic)individual misinterprets somatic bodily changes as impending doom


  5. cognitive etiology (OCD)people can learn that certain compulsions or rituals calm obsession temporarily