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anxiety disorder in which the person experiences several distressing symptoms for more than a month ager a traumatic event
PTSD symptoms
- reexperiencing traumatic event - avoidance of reminders - numbering of general responsiveness - increased arousal
separation anxiety disorder
- hood disorder characterized by intense and inappropriate anxiety. - at least 4 weeks - concerning separation from parents
social anxiety disorder
anxiety disorder characterized by marked or intense fear of anxiety of social situations where the person may be scrutinized
panic disorder
anxiety disorder in which a person has panic attacks on a regular basis or constant apprehension and worry about the possibility of recurring attacks
intense anxiety triggered by the real or anticipated exposure to situations in which they may be unable to get help should they become incapacitated
generalized anxiety disorder
anxiety disorder where anxiety and worry that is not associated with a particular object, situation, or event but seems to be a constant feature of a persons existence
anxiety where recurrent obsessions or compulsions that are inordinately time-comsuing or that cause significant distress or impairment
body dysmorphic disorder
a person are preoccupied with the idea that a part of their body is ugly or defective
impulse-control disorder where compulsive, persistent urge to pull out one's own hair
excoriation disorder
recurrent picking at ones own skin
acute stress disorder (definition, time, symptoms)
- anxiety disorder that develops after a traumatic event - lasts for one month - symptoms depersonalization, bumbling, dissociative amnesia, intense anxiety, hyper vigilance, impairment of everyday functioning
panic-control therapy
treatment that consists of cognitive restructuring, exposure to bodily cues associated with panic attacks and breathing retraining
Dissociative identity disorder
formerly called multiple personality disorder, person develops more than one self or personality
false memory
the fabrication of physical or psychological symptoms for some ulterior motive
factitious disorder
people fake symptoms not for the purpose of any particular gain but because of an inner need to maintain a sick role

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