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5 Matching questions

  1. behavioral etiology (OCD)
  2. panic disorder symptoms (examples from text/class)
  3. conversion disorder vs malingering
  4. Illness Phobia
  5. Generalized Anxiety Disorder vs other anxiety disorders (biological features)
  1. a specific fear that you will become sick, early age of onset
  2. b people can learn that certain compulsions or rituals calm obsession temporarily
  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 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. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. psychoanalytic; uncover hidden motivations
    biological: ssris, relapse common once stopped
    psychological: exposure/ritual prevention
    psychosurgery: lesion to cingulate bundle 30% effective
  2. likelihood of attack is greater in situations where they have previously occured
  3. medication protective while ppl were taking them, best in combo with PCT
  4. general psychological vulnerability where they believe their thoughts are equal to actions, so unacceptable thought is just as bad as action
  5. 1) obsession: recurrent persistant thoughts 2)compulsion: repetitive behaviors, response to behaviors

5 True/False questions

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


  3. Somatization Disordermarked 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 bound (cued) panic attackslikelihood of attack is greater in situations where they have previously occured


  5. psychodynamic treatment (panic & agoraphobic)24 sessions focused on identifying emotions and meaning underlying panic attacks