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Anxiety Disorders and Learning theory

Jan 11, 2017 - 0 comments

Anxiety disorders and learning theory just a few important things I learned in Psychology maybe this can help others understand these psychological disorders more

• Anxiety Disorders-Psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persistence anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety
• Which occurs when the brain’s danger detection system becomes hyperactive- producing distressing, persistent anxiety when no threat exist.
• Generalized Anxiety Disorder – a person is constantly tense, worried, and uneasy for no apparent reason, apprehensive, and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal.
• The symptoms of this disorder are commonplace; their persistence, for six months or more, is not.
• People with this condition (two-thirds women) worry continually, and they are often jittery, on edge, and sleep deprived.
• Concentration is difficult as attention switches from worry to worry.
• Their tension and apprehension may leak out through furrowed brows, twitching eyelids, trembling, perspiration, or fidgeting.
• People may not be able to identify the cause of their anxiety, and therefore cannot relive or avoid it.
• Sigmund Freud’s term, the Anxiety is free-floating.
• Generalized anxiety disorder and depression often go hand in hand, but even without depression this disorder tends to be disabling
• It may lead to physical problems such as high blood pressure
• Panic Disorder-(an anxiety tornado) a person experiences sudden episodes of intense dread. An anxiety disorder marked by unpredictable, minutes-long episodes of intense dread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, or other freighting sensations.
• it strikes suddenly, wreaks havoc, and disappears
• 1 person in 75 with this disorder, anxiety suddenly escalates into terrifying panic attack a minutes long episodic of intense fear that something horrible is about to happen.
• Irregular heartbeat, chest pains, shortness of breath, choking, trembling, or dizziness may accompany panic.
• Panic attack symptoms are often misread as a heart attack or other serious physical ailment. lighting up doesn’t help us lighten up.

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