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5 Matching questions

  1. psychodynamic treatment (panic & agoraphobic)
  2. obsessive-compulsive disorder characteristics
  3. unexpected (uncued) panic attacks
  4. evidence of biological basis for anxiety disorders
  5. biological etiology (OCD)
  1. a 1) obsession: recurrent persistant thoughts 2)compulsion: repetitive behaviors, response to behaviors
  2. b people can inherit biological vulnerability to anxiety disorders
  3. c no idea attack was coming, no clue when next will come
  4. d 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. e 24 sessions focused on identifying emotions and meaning underlying panic attacks

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. marked by numerous reoccuring physical ailments w/o organic basis, last longer than conversion disorder, 8 symptoms 4 pain 2 gastro 1 sexual 1 psuedo neurological (stroke like, vision problems, muscle probs)
  2. obsessions/compulsions reflect maladaptive responses to unresolved conflict
  3. psychoanalytic; uncover hidden motivations
    biological: ssris, relapse common once stopped
    psychological: exposure/ritual prevention
    psychosurgery: lesion to cingulate bundle 30% effective
  4. known stimulus/ clear trigger, like seeing needle or snake (most likely a phobia)
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. cognitive 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

          

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

          

  3. conversion disorder vs malingeringmarked by numerous reoccuring physical ailments w/o organic basis, last longer than conversion disorder, 8 symptoms 4 pain 2 gastro 1 sexual 1 psuedo neurological (stroke like, vision problems, muscle probs)

          

  4. Situationally predisposed panic attackslikelihood of attack is greater in situations where they have previously occured

          

  5. Hypochondriasis Disordersevere anxiety focused on having serious disease, blown out of proportion, features of panic disorder, treatment: explanatory therapy: doc explains source/origin of symptoms