Anxiety Disorders


Women; men

__________ are 3x more likely to experience Anxiety Disorders than _____________

Anxiety Disorders

Persistent avoidance of thoughts or situations that provoke fear or anxiety.

-stressful life events
-childhood adversity
-learned processes
-possible genetic factors

Etiology of AD

-Shortness of breath


(1) What is feared?
(2) Why is it feared?
(3) How is it feared?


Panic attacks

______________ usually produce a sense of unreality, a fear of impending doom, or a fear of losing control


_______________________ is very useful in treating anxiety disorders

Stress management techniques; meditation

________________________ with ____________________ can help people with anxiety disorders calm themselves and may enhance the effects of therapy.