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Anxiety is?

unpleasant subjective dread over something unlikely to happen

2

fear vs. anxiety?

fear: immediate
anxiety: future

3

4 signs and symptoms of anxiety?

physical
cognitive: poor concentration
affective: nervousness
behavioural: pacing, agitation

4

when is anxiety abnormal?

1. out of proportion to level of threat
2. catastrophizing
3. avoidance

5

difference between exagerrated fear vs. abnormal response?

persistence of fear
interferes ADLs

6

6 diagnostic criteria for anxiety DSM-V

1. excessive worry
2. can't control worry
3. more than 6 months of fatigue, irritability, muscle tension
4. impairs social/work
5. not attributable to drugs
6. not better explined by another mental disorder

7

How is blood-phobia different?

initial sympathetic is overtaken by vasovagal and get syncope

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Ways to manage an anxious response?

1. Relaxation training: except blood phobia
2. Exposure therapy

9

How to prepare patient for invasive medical procedure?

1. discuss
2. reasons
3. what to expect
4. how to prepare

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SPIKES stands for?

1. setting up the environment
2. Perception of patient
3. obtain Invitation
4. Knowledge giving
5. Empathy
6. Summary/strategy