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Anxiety DisordersPsychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice

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Fear of heights?
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Acrophobia
Fear of cats?
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Ailurophobia
Fear of pain?
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Algophobia
Brontophobia is a fear of?.
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Thunder
Cynophobia is a fear of?
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Dogs
Entomophobia is a fear of?.
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Insects
Nyctophobia is a fear of?
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The dark or the night
Fear of snakes?.
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Ophidiophobia
Topophobia is a fear of?.
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It's stage fright
Fear of strangers?
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Xenophobia
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A person says, I feel like I'm in a million pieces. What level of anxiety do you think they are experiencing?
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Panic, characterized by extreme dissociation.
T/F Avoidance behaviors associated with phobias decrease the severity of panic attacks.
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FALSE
How long does a person who has a panic disorder worry about having another attack (at a minimum)?
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At least a month
What lab findings would you expect to see in a person who is having a panic attack and why?
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Respiratory alkalosis from hyperventilating
What conditions are associated with panic disorders?
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Depression, HTN, and cigarette smoking
Which gender is more likely to experience agoraphobia?
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Women
Substances like yohimbine, fenfluramine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, sodium lactate and carbon dioxide are known to be involved in panic attacks. They are referred to as ________ substances.
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Panicogenic
What neurotransmitters have been implicated in panic disorders?
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Norepinephrine and serotonin.
According to ________ theorists, panic disorders are caused by learning a fear response during an adverse or fear-provoking event and associating it with a previously neutral event. The neutral event is then associated with fear.
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Cognitive-behaviorist
__________ is the pairing of a somatic discomfort like dizziness, palpitations, or shortness of breath unrelated to an anxiety-provoking situation that incites anxiety and panic. Misinterpretation of mild physical sensations lead to panic as a result of learned fear.
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Interoceptive conditioning (cognitive-behaviorist)
What are risk factors for developing panic disorders?
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Family hx, substance abuse, stimulant use/abuse, smoking, severe stressors, being female, separation anxiety during childhood, early life traumas, hx of physical or sexual abuse during childhood, socioeconomic or personal disadvantages, and behavioral inhibition by adults.
  
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