351 Anxiety Disorders

  1. What is generalized anxiety disorder?
    -Excessive worrying, impaired functioning, poor concentration
  2. What is a panic disorder?
    • -Panic attacks which are sudden, unexpected. These people will worry about having another attack and feel as if they are dying. Lasts a short time.
    • -Characterisitics: Racing heart, chest pain, shaking, GI distress, heart attack like
  3. What is obesessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?
    - Excessive thoughts and ritual actions. These people know something is wrong. It impairs functioning.
  4. What is a phobic disorder?
    -Irrational fear, certain trigger, they know it is irrational but cant help. Address it by avoiding it.
  5. What is agoraphobia?
    • -Phobic disorder
    • -Fear of going outside
  6. What is social phobia?
    • -phobic disorder
    • -Fear of being humiliated, scrutinized, or embarassed in public. Can be different degrees of social phobia
  7. What is a specific phobia?
    • -phobic disorder
    • -Fear of a specific object or situation
  8. What is Acute stress disorder?
    • -Within 4 wks of trauma
    • -Flashbacks, lack of interest, anxiety
  9. What is posttraumatic stress disorder?
    • -PTSD
    • -Beyond 4 wks, can go unrecognized, repression, hallucinations, anger
  10. What is adjustment disorder?
    -Stressful event, less than 6 months, impairment, suicidal or depression common, not ASD or PTSD
  11. What is a somatoform disorder?
    - Anxiety is expressed from physical symptoms but no cause. It is an unconcious defensive mechanism.
  12. What is somatization disorder?
    -Develops over years, sees many doctors, they get all tests done.
  13. What is pain disorder?
    -Excessive pain, may overuse meds
  14. What is hypochondriasis?
    -Worrying about having a serious disease. Mistinterpreting of body symptoms.
  15. What is conversion disorder?
    -Alteration of voluntary motor or sensory functions. Person may have seizures or paralysis. La belle indifference, patient does not care.
  16. What is factitious disorder?
    -Faking disorder to have the sick "roll"
  17. What is malingering?
    Intentional faking of symptoms to reach a goal
  18. What is dissociative disorder?
    Removal of painful concious awareness, extreme stress and trauma, splitting off, pathological when it changes identity.
  19. What is dissociative amnesia?
    -Loss of memory from severe stress
  20. What is dissociative fugue?
    -Travel away from home and these people have a new life. Usually accompanied by amnesia
  21. What is depersonalization
    -detached, robot like, out of body experience
  22. What is dissociative identify disorder (DID)?
    -2 or more identities, splitting the host, person is unaware
  23. What are short acting benzodiazepines?
    • -Alprazolam (Xanax)
    • -Lorazepam (Ativan)
    • -Oxazepam (Serax)
    • -Temazepam (Restoril)
  24. What are long acting benzodiazepines?
    • -Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
    • -Clonazepam (klonopin)
    • -Diazepam (Valium)
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351 Anxiety Disorders
351 Anxiety Disorders