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an emotional state characterized by physiological arousal, unpleasant feelings of tension, and a sense of apprehension or foreboding.
Anxiety disorders
A class of psychological disorders characterized by excessive or maladaptive anxiety reactions.
Panic Disorders
A type of anxiety disorder characterized by repeated episodes of intense anxiety or panic. (Occurance, unexpected)
an excessive fear of being in public places.
Specific Phobia
a phobia that is specific to a particular object or situation.
Social Phobia
Excessive fear of social interactions or situations.
Two-factor model
A theoretical model that accounts for the development of phobic reactions on the basis of classical and operant conditioning. (O. Hobart Mowrer.
Systematic Desensitization
A behavior therapy technique for overcoming phobias by means of exposure to progresively more fearful stimuli while remaining deeply relaxed.
Fear-stimulus hierarchy.
An ordered series of increasingly fearful stimuli.
Gradual Exposure
In behavior therapy, a method of overcoming fears through a stepwise process of exposure to increasingly fearful stimuli in imagination or in real-life situations.
A behavior therapy techinque for overcoming fears by means of exposure to high levels of fear-inducing stimuli.
Virtual reality therapy
A form of exposure therapy involving the presentation of phobic stimuli in a virtual reality enviroment.
Cognitive Restructuring
A cognitive therapy method that involves replacing irrational thoughts with rational alternatives.
Obessive-compulsive disorder
A type of anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions, compulsions or both.
a repetitive or ritualistic behavior that the person feels compelled to perform.
Genralized anxiety disorder (GAD)
A type of anxiety disorder characterized by general feelingsof dread and foreboding and heightened states of bodily arousal. (Free floating)W WORRIERS
Acute stress disorder (ASD)
A traumatic stress reaction ocurring during the month following exposure to a traumatic event.
Posttraumatic stress disorder
A prolonged maladaptive reaction to a traumatic experience. PTSD may persist for months, years or even decades.
Eye movement desenitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
A controversial form of therapy for PTSD that involves eye tracking of a visual target while holding images of the traumatic experience in mind.