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  1. behavioral etiology (OCD)
  2. Munchausen Syndrome classification (child abuse vs somatoform disorder)
  3. psychodynamic treatment (panic & agoraphobic)
  4. Situationally predisposed panic attacks
  5. cognitive etiology (OCD)
  1. a 24 sessions focused on identifying emotions and meaning underlying panic attacks
  2. b likelihood of attack is greater in situations where they have previously occured
  3. c 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)
  4. d people can learn that certain compulsions or rituals calm obsession temporarily
  5. e general psychological vulnerability where they believe their thoughts are equal to actions, so unacceptable thought is just as bad as action

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. no idea attack was coming, no clue when next will come
  3. 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
  4. BDD
  5. individual misinterprets somatic bodily changes as impending doom

5 True/False questions

  1. obsessive-compulsive disorder characteristicsCD: 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"


  2. 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


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


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


  5. situationally bound (cued) panic attacksknown stimulus/ clear trigger, like seeing needle or snake (most likely a phobia)