CC #4 Olanescu_Andrea

CC #4 Olanescu_Andrea

Published on 1 June 2023
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Anxiety  Related  Disorders
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By Andrea Olanescu
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First, let's ask ourself...
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What are Abnormal Behaviors? 
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There are 3 criterias: 
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1. Deviant              --> Behavior that does not conform to social standards
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2. Maladaptive              --> Interferes with a persons ability to function in the world
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3. Personal Distress --> Individual's find the behaviors troubling
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These are the requirements one must have to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
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Anxiety Disorder #1: 
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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In must have began with a traumatic event
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Examples: 
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--> involved injury --> involved abuse --> A certain death
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Many soldiers avoid fireworks on the 4th of July because it reminds them of the explosion sounds from war.
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--> To have PTSD, a person must have experienced an event, have a flashback, or have repeated exposure to the fine details of the event. --> As a result, the individual tries their best to avoid anything that might remind them of that trauma. 
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Anxiety Disorder #2: 
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Social Anxiety
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--> It is when an individual's fear of social interaction is so strong that they avoid it completely.
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Examples:
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--> Some people would rather get a zero on their presentation and ruin their 4.0 GPA if it means they do not have to present. --> Some avoid eating lunch with people. --> Some avoid speaking in group settings.
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Symptoms include:
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Blushing Trembling Increase in heart rate Fast breathing Dry throat Stomach pain Feeling light-headed Negative thoughts
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Anxiety Disorder #3: 
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 
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--> a person experiences uncontrollable, recurrent thoughts (obsessions) or behaviors (compulsions) that they feel the need to engage in repeatedly.
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Examples: 
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--> Cleaning and washing hands repeatedly --> Repeated checking (If gas stove is off, if curling iron is still plugged in, if money is still in wallet) --> Repeating words in their head
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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--> People are sensitive to threat --> Ongoing pattern of worry that cannot be shut off (can last up to 6 months!) --> Confirmation bias can influence the behavior and make matters worse!
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Example: --> One can worry that their child is not getting home safely, but then the child ends up coming home safely. The caretaker makes themselves think that their worry helped the child get home safely and not the fact that the child is responsible.
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Finally... Is Worry Good or Bad?
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Good:  If you look at it from an evolutionary perspective, it is not bad because it helps plan and remember important dates/events,  protect ourselves from danger, and motivate us to solve problems.
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Bad: Although, it is bad when the behaviors are impossible to shut off.
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The End! Thanks for Watching!