Flashcards in Anxiety Disorders Deck (23):
What percent of the population suffers form Anxiety Disorders?
When do most anxiety disorders begin?
childhood, adolescence or early adulthood
How many americans are affected?
What feature do all anxiety disorders have in common?
What are the common symptoms of anxiety? (MBREATHE)
What is separation Anxiety DIsorder?
fear of separation from attachment figure with 3 or more:
-refusal to leave
-fear of event that causes separation
-fear of losing attachment figure
-nightmares regarding separation
-fear of being alone
What is the duration of separation anxiety disorder?
6 months (adults)
1 month (children)
What is Selective Mutism ?
1. failure to speak in situations where speaking is expected despite speaking in other situations
2. interferes with school, work or communication
3. not due to lack of knowledge or language
What is the duration of selective mutism?
1 months (not during 1st month of school)
What is specific phobia?
fear about specific object or situation
1. provokes immediate fear
2. avoided or endured with anxiety
3. out of proportion to threat
What is the third most common disorder in the U.S?
What is social phobia?
1. fear about social situations where possible exposure to scrutiny by others
2. fear of negative evaluation
3. provokes fear
4. avoided/endured w/anxiety
5. out of proportion to actual threat
How does specific phobia and social phobia differ?
Social phobia fears negative evaluation
What is panic Disorder?
1. recurrent unexpected panic attacks
2. attack followed by 1 months of:
-fear of additional attacks
-change in behavior
What is a panic attack specifier?
4 or more Sx
What is agoraphobia?
fear about being in situations that are difficult to escape
(public transportation, open spaces, enclosed spaces, llines/crowds, outside of home alone)
(1. provoke fear, 2. avoided/endured with anxiety 3. out of proportion)
What is GAD?
cant control excessive worry for 6 months about a lot of things
What is obsession-compulsive disorder?
Presence of obsessions, compulsions or both
A. obsessions: 1. intrusive thoughts 2. attempts to ignore/suppress thoughts)
B. compulsions: 1. repetitive intentional behaviors 2. aimed at reducing anxiety
C. time consuming
What are the specifiers for OCD?
What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder
preoccupation with perceived flaws that are not observable to others
What is hoarding disorder?
difficulty discarding with possessions
What is trichotillomania?
recurrent pulling of ones hair