Generalized Anxiety Disorder

The article by Orsillo, Roemer and Salters-Pedneult (2008) involves a study on the effectiveness of an acceptance-based behavioral therapy (ABBT) designed to enhance the reception of internal experiences. The study was also aimed at encouraging action in significant areas of Generalized Anxiety disorder (GAD). The study involved 31 participants selected from a list of patients […]

Anxiety Disorder

Abstract Anxiety disorder is a psychological problem in individuals who are known to worry too much and have fears that are unrealistic. These disorders have been known to cause diverse psychological and physical damage. The classifications of anxiety disorder include the phobias, the generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation […]

Anxiety, Mood, and Dissociative Disorders

Matrix template  DSM IV disorder  Definition Symptoms  Criteria Additional information Anxiety Disorders: Panic attack Agoraphobia Social phobia Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) A sudden onset of severe apprehension, terror, or fearfulness, often associated with a feeling of imminent doom. Anxiety about, or avoidance of, places or circumstances from which escape […]

Attention Biases in Anxiety

Introduction In 1987 Oatley and Johnson-Laird (cited in Mogg & Bradley, 1998) supposed the evolutionary source to be the major consideration in the analysis of emotions. For instance the primary role of the mechanism responsible for the fear emotion are to allow the identification of threat in the surrounding and to assist the organism react […]

Anxiety disorders

Introduction According to Harrison (2006 pp13), anxiety can be described as a feeling of uncertainty and fear without an apparent objective. He further explains that Anxiety ranges from moderate to severe reactions which may lead to continuous avoidance of the feared situation or object. According to Landow (2006 pp 98), indicators of stress are emerging […]

Social Status Anxiety

Introduction Status anxiety is the perception that somebody is socially inferior because of their background. Status anxiety is further complicated by the idea of the American dream and the desperate way in which we strive to achieve it. Those who have not achieved it are deemed inferior. Coping with status anxiety is imperative, and it […]

Personality, Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Personality, mood and anxiety disorders show relevant overlaps because they have similar symptoms. For instance, anxiety is accompanied my certain mood disorders. The disorders therefore do not have major differences. However, there are slight differences between personality disorders such as OCD and anxiety disorders. Social phobia and avoidant personality disorder have some common characteristics. The […]

Anxiety Disorders

Introduction Anxiety is generally described as a psychological condition which brings about distinct detrimental physiological responses which is caused as result of various external stimuli in the form of stressors which destabilize a person’s normal mental state. In other words it is a condition with physical, mental, emotional, behavioral and cognitive effects brought by a […]

Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders continue to affect millions of people around the world annually. In America, an estimated 41 million adults are affected making them live in fear and uncertainty (American Psychiatric Association, 1994, p. 34). Anxiety disorders manifest themselves for lengthy periods which may last up to six months (National Institute of Mental Health, 2010, para. […]