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Panic Disorder

ONSET: at least 1 month of fear of having another AND avoid things that they think will cause another

- experiences panic attacks
- ongoing fear of having a panic attack



ONSET: needs to be present for at least 6 months
FEAR: of at least 2 of 5 situations

1) taking bus
2) crowds
3) going outside
4) shopping
5) leaving the house

* spaces or being out in public


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OBSESSIONS: repetitive thoughts, images that are disturbing or inappropriate
- causes marked impairment
- perseverating
- person recognizes obsessive thinking
COMPULSIONS: repetitive behaviors
- acts that must be done as a result of the obsession
- behaviors aimed at reducing distress
- has awareness that these things are unreasonable


Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

- pervasive pattern of pre-occupation with orderliness, perfection, control
- a perfectionist, detail oriented, organized
- hard time delegating
- inflexible
- does not repeat
- does not have an awareness of problem


Difference between...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) vs
Acute Stress Disorder


up to 1 month: Acute Stress Disorder
over a month: PTSD


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

- re-experience traumatic event (life threatening or exposure to) in some intrusive manner
- through memories, nightmares
- hypervigilent
- startle response
- numbing, avoiding, anger outbursts
- reckless, destructive behavior
- persistent blame or self or other


Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety

- stessor NOT life threatening
- if nightmares exist NOT Adjustment Disorder


Difference between...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder vs
Anxiety Disorder Unspecified


less than 6 months: Unspecified Anxiety Disorder
over 6 months: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

- both have excessive worry occurring more often than not
- restlessness, easily fatigued
- difficulty concentrating, mind going blank
- problems sleeping