Anxiety Disorders Notes
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GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD) o General
Not triggered by specific stimulus
Life is a worry- past mistakes & future catastrophes
Symptoms at any time; Severe panic attacks
Diagnosis= symptoms for 6 months o Treatment
Main feature is worry--> avoidance and reassurance seeking
Test predictions of worry with behavioural experiments
Look for errors in thinking o Differentials
Substance misuse (intoxication, withdrawal)
Both are full blown= Diagnose them both
Low-level depressive and anxiety symptoms equally (but neither justify diagnosis alone)= Mixed anxiety &
Anxious (avoidant) personality disorder
Late adolescence onwards
'An anxious person''
No recent major increase in anxiety levels
Before hallucinations and delusions
PHOBIC ANXIETY DISORDERS o General
Intermittent anxiety in specific, quite ordinary circumstances
Avoid feared situations
Seriousness= resultant disability o AGORAPHOBIA
Fear of being unable to escape to a safe place
Fear open spaces & confined situations difficult leave without notice
Common problem situations o Travel; Queuing; Supermarkets; Crowds; Middle row cinema
Gradual or precipitated by sudden panic attacks
Leaving home= anxiety. Severity increases with distance
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