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Post by Peter Fraser on September 24, 2015

@4.25: Panic Disorder -- appears to be a positive feedback loop situation.

Anxiety Disorders

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Anxiety Disorders 0:06
    • Characterized by Persistent, Intense Feelings of Anxiousness and Fear
    • Some Anxiety Disorders Include
    • 15% of Americans Suffer from One or More Anxiety Disorders
    • Occur Twice as Frequently in Females
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1:12
    • Characterized by Negative Feelings, Tension, Constant Worrying, and Apprehension
    • Often Resort to Maladaptive Behaviors and Suffer Physical Problems
  • Panic Disorder 3:09
    • Characterized by Panic Attacks
    • Panic Attacks Usually Last 10-20 Mins
    • Often Experience Anxiety Anticipating Another Panic Attack
  • Phobias 4:33
    • Characterized by an Intense, Irrational Fear
    • Most Common Phobias
    • 9-18% of Americans Suffer from Phobias
    • More Prevalent in Adults Than Children, and More in Females than Males
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 7:19
    • Characterized by Repetitive Thoughts and/or Actions
    • More Common Among Teens and Young Adults
  • Most Common Obsessions and Compulsions 8:51
    • Most Common Obsessions
    • Most Common Compulsions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 10:55
    • Characterized by Haunting Memories, Nightmares, Social Withdrawal, Jumpy Anxiety, or Insomnia That Lingers After a Traumatic Experience
    • Factors That Increase the Risk of PTSD
  • Causes of Anxiety Disorders 13:46
    • Anxiety is a Feeling and a Cognition
    • The Learning Perspective
    • Classical Conditioning
    • Reinforced and Repeated Behaviors
    • The Biological Perspective
    • People with 'High-Strung' Temperaments
    • Traumatic Experiences Can Cause Fear Circuits
    • Hereditary Explanation
  • Summary 21:23