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Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Josue “Joey” Alvarez Period : 4 April 18, 2012. What is GAD?. A pattern of frequent, constant worry and anxiety over many different activities and events. -can also mean paranoid.

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Josue joey alvarez period 4 april 18 2012

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Josue “Joey” Alvarez

Period: 4

April 18, 2012


Josue joey alvarez period 4 april 18 2012

What is GAD?

  • A pattern of frequent, constant worry and anxiety over many different activities and events.

    -can also mean paranoid.

  • The features of this disorder are that its really simple basically its just that people worry a lot

  • According to the DSM-IV-TR there may be muscle tension.


Josue joey alvarez period 4 april 18 2012

Causes/Effects

  • The potential cause can be very often when it occurs with depression which comes in early life and also most likely in a stressful adulthood.

  • This can be more to the adults and the effects are nervousness and anxiety and it is very common to the adults and especially teenagers.


Josue joey alvarez period 4 april 18 2012

Is there a cure?

  • There is a cure but its actually more like medications which are:

    -SSRI’s

    -SRI’s

    -Ant seizures drugs

    -Berodiazpines:

    -Alptazolam (Xahax)

    -Clonazepam (Kbnopin)

    -Lorazepam (Ativan)

    -Buspirine

  • The cure can help can help but it depends on the severity condition.

  • There is a hope that someone can get cured but with combined medication and therapy.


Josue joey alvarez period 4 april 18 2012

Question of the day

  • Do you believe that GAD can be passed down by generations?


References

References

  • Halgin,R.P. & Whitbourne, S.K. (2005). Abnormal psychology: clinical perspectiveson psychological disorders. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

  • Myers, D.G. (2011). Myers’ psychology for AP. New York, NY: Worth Publisher.

  • PubMed Health. (2011). Generalized anxiety disorder.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/ PMH0001915/


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