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Module 66

UNIT 8 Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and PTSD

anxiety disorders psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety.
social anxiety disorder intense fear and avoidance of social situations. (Social Phobia)
maladaptive not providing adequate adjustments to the environment.
generalized anxiety disorder an anxiety disorder in which a person is continually tense, apprehensive, and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal.
panic disorder an anxiety disorder marked by unpredictable, minutes-long episodes of intense dread in which a person may experience terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, or other frightening sensations; often followed by worry over a possible next attack.
agoraphobia fear or avoidance of situations, such as crowds or wide open places, where one has felt loss of control and panic.
phobia an anxiety disorder marked by a persistent, irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object, activity, or situation.
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) a disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions), actions (compulsions), or both.
posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a disorder characterized by haunting memories, nightmares, hypervigilance, social withdrawal, jumpy anxiety, numbness of feeling, and/or insomnia that lingers for four weeks or more after a traumatic experience.
anterior cingulate cortex a brain region that monitors our actions and checks for errors, seems especially likely to be hyperactive.
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