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    Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a fear of social interaction due to embarrassment or judgment of those around them. In fact, a person often experiences low self-esteem, depression, and a variety of other symptoms that stem from this disorder. Additionally, since people with social anxiety feel watched all the time, the internet has become their worst fear. There is not only a fear of being judged in person, but also from behind the comfort of their own computer screen. Almost every person experiences

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    Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD is a common anxiety order that currently affects 6.8 million adults in America alone, today. Most people suffering from the disease don’t realize that is the main cause behind their worrying, for they believe it’s just common worry. It is very common to worry over things such as money, grades, presentations, etc. The thing that makes GAD different from regular worrying is that people who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder stress over very irrelevant things

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    Generalized Anxiety Disorder People suffering from generalized anxiety disorder suffer from a number of symptoms, (Comer, 2014) explains they may feel “restless, keyed up, or on edge; tire easily; have difficulty concentrating; suffer from muscle tension; and have sleep problems” (p.98). These symptoms usually last for weeks, and have to be of such intensity, that it disrupts daily activities. An unsubstantiated fear of losing a job, can cripple a usually productive employee to the point that they

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    1. The triple vulnerability theory of anxiety disorders involves integrating several psychological factors together to explain the advancement of an anxiety disorder. The first factor is called generalized biological vulnerability. This vulnerability explains the development of anxiety through an inheritance of personality traits that could increase a person’s chances of developing an anxiety disorder but not just through biological inheritance independently. The second is generalized psychological

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    suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, that is about 5% of the U.S. population.For the large number of people who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) it brings many challenges with it. Many of these challenges start out of as mental issues, but they can evolve into physical issues that affect a person’s life. For example, some common effects that often come along with GAD that can negatively affect someone’s life are depression, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Those effects may only

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    PTSD is “an anxiety disorder characteristics by hunting memories, nightmares social withdrawal, jumpy anxiety, numbness of feeling and/or insomnia that lingers for four weeks or more after a traumatic experience”. It’s a serious mental illness that develops after a trauma, and it is commonly associated with soldiers, it’s a disorder which is killing a lot of our service members. I’m in the military, and it can happen to me at any time because of the combat I’ve been to, and also because of all the

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    Social Anxiety Disorder in Herman Koch’s The Dinner “A fixed appointment for the immediate future is the gates of hell; the actual evening is hell itself” (Koch 6). The Dinner is a story about two brothers and their wives meeting for dinner at a fancy, five course restaurant to discuss the illegal actions of their sons.The narrator, Paul Lohman, mentions over and over throughout the story that he doesn’t want to go out to dinner, and that his night out was doing nothing but causing him grief. Because

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    epidemiologic research for anxiety disorders. Anxiety was viewed as the most important symptom, and sometimes a cause for a variety of psychiatric disorders. it was mostly mentioned on the DSM-1 and 2. However this changed with the third edition of Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders (1980). Anxiety was not viewed as the most important symptom anymore. In this edition, anxiety was divided into different disorders with specifics for each one. Each of the disorders were operationalized

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    Diagnosis: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) [Primary] Major Depressive Disorder Illness Anxiety Disorder Severity: 3.5-4.0 Addition information: GI symptoms, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, dizziness, heart palpitations, headaches, stressful at work, recently married and unfertile. Part II Using the DSM-V criteria and information from the case study the primary diagnosis that Sara presents is generalized anxiety disorder as well as, secondary

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    her to be restless and have muscle tension. Sally is presenting with comorbid Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Sally meets the criteria for both of these diagnoses with most, if not all, the criteria for each diagnosis. For Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD),

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    Introduction. Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is defined by the Social Anxiety Institute as “the fear of interaction with other people that brings on self-consciousness, feelings of being negatively judged and evaluated, and, as a result leads to avoidance (…) to feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, embarrassment, humiliation and depression.” (Thomas A. Richards, n.d.) It is one the most common psychiatric disorders that 12% of the population will experience the condition at some point in their lives

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    Later on that year, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. My anxiety disorder was an obstacle in and of itself, but it also created obstacles out of everyday tasks. For example, learning to drive wasn’t a stylish and glamorous rite of passage for me; it was a 5’2” teenage girl controlling a

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    Diagnosis The diagnosis of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), also known as Social Phobia, appears to be the best diagnosis given the client’s symptoms. The client, Diane, shows anxiety and fear of scrutiny through nervous episodes that she said exclusively occurs in social situations, which fits Criterion A for SAD in the DSM-5. The client reportedly fears acting in a way that will be negatively evaluated by other teenagers and adults (i.e. fear of looking stupid when ordering at a restaurant), which

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    Case Study 2 Clara, a client with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) as diagnosed under DSM-V. (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Aetiology Studies conclude that biological, psychological and social factors contribute to the onset of SAD. Five aetiological factors are proposed by Wong & Rapee (2016). These factors include: inherited tendencies such as shyness and avoidant temperaments, parent behaviours towards verbalising risk in social situations, peer experiences with teasing, traumatic or change

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    be better at reducing symptoms of anxiety in children and adolescents compared to control group in randomized controlled trials (Kindle, 2006a; Lenz, 2016; Podell et al., 2010). Numerous studies had examined individual, family, and group coping cat with positive results. Although this sounds favorable, a recent review of clinical trials of coping cat program for children and adolescence anxiety disorders had provided mixed news for child and adolescence anxiety treatment outcome researchers.

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    In the movie, “Silver Linings Playbook”, there are several anxiety disorders including OCD, Bipolar, Social Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD. Pat Jr. suffers from Bipolar, Depression, Social Anxiety and PTSD. Tiffany suffers from Depression and Social anxiety. Pat Sr. suffers from OCD. OCD, also know as, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder which is an anxiety disorder that is uncontrollable with everything you do, thoughts that are unwanted, and repetitive behaviors you feel you have to do. OCD causes the

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    love for her son. Her character nonetheless still epitomises a mental disorder, in this case ‘Social Anxiety Disorder’. Social anxiety is “the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people.” Studies have proven that Social Anxiety Disorder can affect approximately 7% of the population at any given moment. It has been acknowledges as the third largest health problem within society today. Kanga’s social anxiety is channelled through her son Roo. This is evident in the approach she

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    Background/history: Ms. Sahara Garcia is an 18 year old female who has been diagnosed with a Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression and Processing Difficulties, resulting in deficits with executive functioning, organization, attention and communication. She was placed on an Individual Educational Plan in 9th grade due to medical issues with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She is a senior at South Hadley High School, expecting to graduate in June 2016. She plans on attending Holyoke Community College

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    future, no exaggeration. I had no idea how to live in the present, my mind would choose various times in my life. I found myself worrying about a conversation I had a few years ago and wishing I had said something else. Ever since being diagnosed with anxiety, it was like adding another puzzle piece to my blurred past. With being adopted, my medical history is like a lottery ticket. I just have to hope that my birth parents’ genetics will not pass on any life-threatening diseases to me and I will have

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    A pet is certainly a great friend. After a difficult day, pet owners quite literally feel the love. In fact, for nearly 25 years, research has shown that living with pets provides certain health benefits. Pets help lower blood pressure and lessen anxiety. They boost our immunity. They can even help you get dates. People with a pet had lower resting heart rates and blood pressure measures at the beginning of the experiment than non-pet owners. People with a pet were also less likely to have spikes

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