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Anxiety Apprehension about a future threat
Fear Response to an immediate threat
Phobias Disruptive fear of a particular object or situation
Specific Phobia Disproportionate fear of a particular object or situation that is avoided or endured with anxiety Poor functioning of serotonin and GABA Higher levels of norepinephrine
Social Anxiety Disorder Called Social Phobia Causes more life disruption than other phobias
Panic attack Sudden, intense episode of apprehension, terror, feelings of impending doom
Uncued attacks Occur unexpectedly without warning
Cued attacks Triggered by specific situations (e.g., seeing a snake)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Excessive anxiety or worry at least 50% of days about a number of events or activities Deficits in GABA functioning
Systematic desensitization Relaxation plus imaginal exposure
Cognitive approaches Increase belief in ability to cope with the anxiety trigger Challenge expectations about negative outcomes
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