Essay on Dissociation and Multiple Personalities (Did)
There is a fine and somewhat arbitrary line between normality and abnormality. A psychological disorder is a harmful …show more content…
Generalized anxiety disorder is an anxiety disorder in which a person is continually tense, apprehensive, and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder in which the anxiety may at times suddenly escalate into a terrifying panic attack, a minutes-long episode of intense dread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, or other frightening sensations. A phobia is an anxiety disorder marked by a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object or situation. An obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and/or actions (compulsions). 5. Explain the development of anxiety disorders from both a learning and a biological perspective.
The learning perspective views anxiety disorders as a product of fear conditioning, stimulus generalization, reinforcement, and observational learning. The biological perspective emphasizes evolutionary, genetic, and physiological influences.Mood Disorders 6. Describe major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder.