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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an anxiety disorders unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder and agoraphobia
- Specific and social phobias
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Acute stress disorder
1. Understanding Anxiety Disorders: Definition and Perspectives in Mental Health
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental disorder, affecting as many as one in four people. In this lesson, we will explore anxiety disorders including common causes, symptoms, and treatments.
2. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for GAD
People who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder can be totally overwhelmed with fear and worry. In this lesson, we will explore GAD and learn about the possible causes and treatments of this mental disorder.
3. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Panic disorder is a debilitating condition that is characterized by how quickly it strikes. In this lesson we will learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of panic disorder. We will also learn about agoraphobia, a disease that often accompanies panic disorder.
4. Specific and Social Phobias: Definition, Causes and Treatment
What are the similarities and differences between specific and social phobias? This lesson will explore this question, as well as the causes of, and treatments for, both types of phobias.
5. What is OCD? - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, better known as OCD, is a common but often misunderstood disorder. In this lesson we'll explore the obsessions and compulsions of OCD as well as causes and treatment.
6. Trauma-Related Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder
A lot happens in the brain following a traumatic, life threatening event. Sometimes the brain has difficulty managing the stress and can be caught in a loop known as post-traumatic stress disorder, which will be discussed in this lesson along with acute stress disorder.
7. Compulsions and OCD: Definition & Overview
Excessive hand-washing, counting and hoarding are examples of compulsions: repeated and ritualistic behaviors set off by intensely anxious thoughts. Sufferers of OCD feel driven to these irrational behaviors to calm themselves temporarily.
8. Joseph Wolpe: Theory & Concept
In this lesson, you will learn how Joseph Wolpe revolutionized the field of psychology by developing a way to treat anxiety and phobias. Wolpe's technique is called systematic desensitization, and it has helped many people recover from fear and panic.
9. Ophidiophobia: Definition, Facts & Treatment
Remember when you were a child and things like the dark and monsters were scary? You probably outgrew those fears with time. There are times that people don't outgrow fears, and actually develop longstanding, debilitating fears called phobias. Learn about the phobia of snakes in this lesson.
10. Paruresis: Treatment & Overview
Some people feel self-conscious when it comes to performing in public; most feel more comfortable performing in the privacy of their own homes. When we think of this, we think of activities like singing or acting. Paruresis is a similar anxiety, but one related to a necessary bodily function, and about 21 million people suffer from it.
11. Social Phobias: Treatment & Overview
In this lesson, we'll be learning about social phobia. This can be a a very frustrating type of psychological disorder. We'll be learning about its symptoms, age of onset, and even its types of treatment.
12. What Is Anxiety? - Definition, Symptoms & Causes
Do you find yourself constantly worrying about things? Do you feel like you are always on edge and unable to relax? If so, you may be experiencing anxiety. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of anxiety.
13. What Is Social Anxiety? - Treatment & Symptoms
Have you ever felt very nervous in social situations when you're around a lot of people? You may have the thought, 'I'm scared of what they're thinking about me!' People who struggle with Social Anxiety Disorder often speak these words.
14. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs): Definition, Effects & Types
This lesson will provide you with the definition of monoamine oxidase inhibitors. It will also describe the effects MAOIs have on the human body and give a general overview of various types of this category of antidepressants. A short quiz will follow.
15. Trichotillomania: Treatment, Causes & Definition
Among the more uncommon impulse control disorders, trichotillomania can have a devastating affect on self-esteem and emotional well-being. Through this lesson you will learn how to define the disorder and gain insight into its causes and possible treatments.
16. What is a Panic Attack? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
In this lesson, we will learn about panic attacks, how to recognize the symptoms, the causes, and the treatment options. And please don't panic as we test your knowledge with a short quiz.
17. Nocturnal Panic Attacks: Symptoms & Treatment
The fear that engulfs a victim of a nocturnal panic attack is worse than from a nightmare. It is more intense, longer-lasting, and often has unknown causes. This lesson covers symptoms, causes, and treatment options for nocturnal panic attacks.
18. PTSD & Depression
In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Depression, and why PTSD may cause depression. You will also read and consider real-world examples to enhance your understanding. Following the lesson, you will be given a brief quiz to test your knowledge.
19. PTSD in Children: Definition & Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen after we experience a traumatic event. Learn more about post-traumatic stress disorder from this lesson, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
20. PTSD Symptoms in Children
PTSD is among the most complicated disorders to recognize, particularly in children living with the disorder. Through this lesson you will learn how PTSD manifests itself in children and explore some of the more common symptoms.
21. PTSD: Symptoms, Medication & Treatment
Did you know that over three percent of adults in the United States have post-traumatic stress disorder? Learn about PTSD, its symptoms, and how PTSD is treated. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
22. The History of PTSD
In this lesson, we will explore the history of post-traumatic stress disorder. Although it has likely existed since humans first walked the earth, it has only recently been acknowledged and described.
23. How a Panic Attack is Different from an Anxiety Attack
Though anxiety attacks and panic attacks share many of the same symptoms, they are actually quite different. This lesson explores general information on both anxiety and panic attacks, including core differences and common symptoms.
24. How a Panic Attack is Different from a Heart Attack
Panic attacks and heart attacks have a lot of similar symptoms. This lesson goes over the differences between these two medical conditions so that you might be able to tell them apart.
25. Efficacy of CBT Treatment for Social Anxiety
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of CBT and social anxiety. You will learn how CBT helps individuals with social anxiety. You will also learn how effective CBT has been shown to treat social anxiety disorder.
26. CBT Techniques for Anxiety
In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of anxiety and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). You will also be given details of five CBT techniques that therapists use to treat anxiety.
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- Introduction to Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- The Biological Model of Abnormality: Help and Review
- The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- Help & Review for the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Diathesis-Stress Model: Help and Review
- Clinical Assessment: Help and Review
- Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Stress Disorders: Help and Review
- Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Dissociative Disorders in Psychology: Help and Review
- Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Help and Review
- Substance Use Disorders: Help and Review
- Psychotic Disorders: Help and Review
- Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Life-Span Development Disorders: Help and Review
- Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Factitious Disorders: Help and Review
- Treatment in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Cognitive, Social & Emotional Development