Chapter 12. Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders. Anxiety. Anxiety – apprehension, uneasiness, uncertainty, or dread from real or perceived threat Fear – reaction to specific danger Normal anxiety – necessary for survival. Levels of Anxiety. Mild anxiety Moderate anxiety Severe anxiety Panic.
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A parent is shopping with a 5-year-old child in a large, busy urban mall. The parent suddenly realizes the child is missing. Which level of anxiety would likely result?
Occurs within 1 month after exposure to highly traumatic event
Must display at least 3 dissociative symptoms – during or after event
Resolves within 4 weeks
Symptoms of anxiety are direct physiological result of a medical condition