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Psychology Exam 4

What is an anxiety disorder? Distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety
What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder? Continually tense and uneasy for no apparent reason
What is Panic Disorder? sudden intense dread (Tony Soprano)
What are phobias? Irrational avoidance of a specific object or situation (snakes, heights, crowds)
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and/or actions (compulsions)
What do compulsions do? Compulsions reduce anxiety caused by obsessions
How do anxiety disorders develop? Learning Perspective: Fear conditioning, Stimulus Generalization, Reinforcement, Observational learning
Created by: Vannarose