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20 Cards in this Set

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Acute Stress Disorder
Form of anxiety disorder characterized by the development of anxiety, dissociation within 1 month following an extremely traumatic event
Mood State - Strong negative affect, bodily symptoms of tension & apprehensive anticipation of future danger
Anxiety Disorder
Child experiences excessive & debilitating anxiety
Repetitive, purposeful & intentional behaviors or mental acts performed in response to an obsession
Fight-Flight Response
Immediate reaction to perceived danger or threat & efforts are directed to protecting against potential harm either by confronting the source of danger (fight) or by escaping (flight)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Person experiences chronic worry and tension, almsot always anticipating disaster. Worrying is often accompanied by physical symptoms such as trembling, muscle tension, headache, nausea...
Generalized Social Phobia
Severe form of social phobia where they fear most social situations, afraid to talk or meet new people, avoid contact with anyone outside their family, find it hard to socialize at all
Persistent, intrusive & irrational thoughts, ideas, impulses, or images that focus on improbable or unrealistic events or real-life events that are exxaggerated
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Form of anxiety disorder - Experience repeated, intrusive, & unwanted thoughts that cause anxiety & often engage in ritualized behavior (compulsions) to relieve this anxiety
Group of unexpected physical symptoms of the fight-flight response that occur in the absence of any obvious threat or danger
Panic Attack
Sudden & overwhelming period of intense fear or discomfort accompanied by four of more physical & cognitive symptoms characterized by the fight-flight response
Panic Disorder
Form of anxiety d/o characterized by panic attacks & sudden feelings of terror that strike repeatedly & without warning
Fear that occurs at an inappropriate age, persists, is irrational or exaggerated, leads to avoidance of the object or event and causes impairment in normal routines
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Child displays persistent anxiety after exposure to or witnessing an extremely traumatic event
Response Prevention
Procedure used in the treatment of anxiety that prevents the child from engaging in escape or avoidance behaviors - Used in conjunction with flooding
School Refusal Behavior
Anxious behavior where child refuses to go to class or has difficulty remaining in school for an entire day
Selective Mutism
Inability or refusal to talk in social situations, despite the fact that they may talk at home or other settings
Seperation Anxiety Disorder
Displays age-inappropriate, excessive, & disabling anxiety about being apart from their parents or home
Social Phobia
A marked & persistent fear of social or performance situations in which the subject is exposed to possible scutiny & embarrassment
Systematic Desensitization
3 step behavior therapy for treating anxiety whereby
(1)Child is taught to relax
(2)Anxiety hierarchy is constructed
(3)Anxiety-provoking stimuli are presented sequentially while child remains relaxed