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  1. which somatoform disorders exposure and response prevention treatment
  2. behavioral etiology (OCD)
  3. unexpected (uncued) panic attacks
  4. Situationally predisposed panic attacks
  5. panic disorder symptoms (examples from text/class)
  1. a BDD
  2. b no idea attack was coming, no clue when next will come
  3. c likelihood of attack is greater in situations where they have previously occured
  4. d people can learn that certain compulsions or rituals calm obsession temporarily
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. specific fear that you will become sick, early age of onset
  4. 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)
  5. 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)

5 True/False questions

  1. conversion disorder vs malingeringCD: 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. biological explanation (panic & agoraphobic)the locus ceruleus (part of fear circuit), major source of norepinephrine which triggers SNS


  3. psychological and biological therapies (OCD)psychoanalytic; uncover hidden motivations
    biological: ssris, relapse common once stopped
    psychological: exposure/ritual prevention
    psychosurgery: lesion to cingulate bundle 30% effective


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


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