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Chapter 5 Outline

Introduction to Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic Disorder and agoraphobia
  • Specific phobias
  • Social anxiety disorder

Trauma- and stressor-related disorders

  • PTSD

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

  • OCD
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Other disorders

Part 1 discussion

Debate on the efficacy of Medications vs. Psychological Interventions in the Treatment of Anxiety-Related Disorders. Select an anxiety disorder of interest. Then, take either a pro-medication perspective for that particular anxiety disorder or a pro-psychotherapy perspective. Access the library and research the evidence and arguments favoring your position.

part 2 journal

Describe a time in your life or someone close to you who may have suffered from one of the topics discussed during this chapter. What treatments were used, if any, and what was successful in helping. If no one you know has, then write from the perspective of how they should be treated for their condition.