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Anxiety Disorders. a group of conditions where the primary symptoms are anxiety or defenses against anxiety. the patient fears something awful will happen to them. . Are anxiety disorders a neurosis or psychosis.?. What is anxiety?.

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anxiety disorders

Anxiety Disorders

a group of conditions where the primary symptoms are anxiety or defenses against anxiety.

the patient fears something awful willhappen to them.

Are anxiety disorders a neurosis or psychosis.?

what is anxiety
What is anxiety?
  • is a state of intense apprehension, uneasiness, uncertainty, or fear.
generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • An anxiety disorder in which a person is continuously tense, apprehensive and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal.

The patient is constantly tense and worried, feels inadequate, is oversensitive, can’t concentrate and suffers from insomnia.

panic disorder
Panic Disorder
  • An anxiety disorder marked by a minutes-long episode of intense dread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking and other frightening sensations.

Can cause secondary disorders, such as agoraphobia.

phobias
Phobias
  • A person experiences sudden episodes of intense dread.
obsessive compulsive disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • An anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and/or actions (compulsions).
explanations for anxiety disorders
Explanations for Anxiety Disorders
  • You Learn them through conditioning.
  • Evolution
  • Genes
  • Physiology (the brain)