Anxiety disorders

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  1. what is anxiety?
    an uncomfortable state with psychologic and physical components
  2. How is anxiety characterized?
    characterized by fear, apprehension, dream, and uneasiness
  3. How common is anxiety?
    is is the most common psychiatric illness
  4. types of anxiety disorders
    • generalized anxiety disorder
    • panic disorder
    • obsessive compulsive disorder
    • social anziety disorder
    • post traumatic stress disorder
  5. what are the characteristics of generalized anxiety disorder?
    uncontrollable worry that last 6 months or longer
  6. Types of non drug treatment for GAD
    • supportive therapy
    • cognitive behavioral therapy
    • biofeedback
    • relaxation training
  7. drugs used for treatment of GAD
    • benzodiazepines
    • buspirone (BuSpar)
  8. how long does it take for drugs in treatment in GAD to work?
    several weeks
  9. adverse effects of BuSpar
    • dizziness
    • nausea
    • headache
    • nervousness
    • lightheadedness
    • excitement
  10. Drug and food interactions of BuSpar
    • erythromycin and ketoconazole
    • grapefruit juice
  11. Tolerance of BuSpar
    no withdrawal symptoms have been observed
  12. types of antidepressants used for GAD
    • venlafaxine
    • parozetine
    • Escitalopram
  13. characteristics of Panic Disorder
    • palpitations
    • chest pain
    • shortness of breath
    • chocking dizziness
    • nausea
    • fear of dying
    • etc.
  14. treatment for panic disorder
    • cognitive behavioral therapy
    • drug therapy
  15. Drugs used to treat panic disorder
    • Antidepressants
    • Benzodiazepines
  16. OCD characteristics
    • potentially disabling condition
    • persistance obsessions and compulsions
  17. treatment for OCD
    • behavioral therapy
    • drug therapy
    • SSRIs
  18. What is the first line drug for OCD?
  19. What are the characteristics of social anxiety disorder
    intense irrational fear that one might be scrutinized by other people
  20. treatment for people with social phobia
    • psychotherapy
    • drug therapy
  21. Characteristiscs of post traumatic stress disorder
    • re-deperiencing the event
    • avoiding reminders of the event
    • persistent state of hyperarousal
  22. treatment for PTSD
    • psychotherapy with drugs
    • psychotherapy alone
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