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A brief introduction to a common disorder Jean Hehn Unit 6 Human Behavior.

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1 A brief introduction to a common disorder Jean Hehn Unit 6 Human Behavior

2  If a person suffers from several panic attacks and have spent long periods in constant fear of another attack, they may have a chronic condition called panic disorder.  Panic disorder is commonly known better as a condition in which a person suffers from panic attacks.

3 It’s not clearly known what causes panic attacks or disorders, however things that may play a role are:  Genetics  Stress  Certain changes in the way parts of your brain function

4  A family member may suffer from the disorder.  Children of parents who have panic disorder are up to 8 times more likely to develop the condition.

5  Physical environment  Work environment  Home environment  Relationships with others

6 The world around you in which you function  Noise  Pollution  People  Places

7 The place in which you work  Bosses  Coworkers  Machine Noise  Deadlines

8 Where you live your daily life  Family  Friends  Pets  House

9 Personal relationships with those in your life  Significant other  Children  Parents  Siblings

10  Low serotonin levels  Lack of or over active neurotransmitter activity  Vitamin deficiency  Brain trauma

11  A sense of impending doom or death  Rapid heart rate  Sweating  Trembling  Shortness of breath  Hyperventilation

12  Nausea  Abdominal cramping  Chest pain  Headache  Dizziness  Faintness

13 Generalized Anxiety Disorder: 6.8 million, 3.1% Panic Disorder: 6 million, 2.7% Women are twice as likely to be afflicted than men

14  Medications  Psychotherapy  Alternative medicine  Lifestyle and home remedies

15 Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)  Prozac  Paxil  Zoloft Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)  Effexor Benzodiazpines  Xanax  Klonopin

16 Cognitive behavioral therapy  help you change thinking  patterns that trigger your fears Psychodynamic psychotherapy  Increasing your awareness of your unconscious thoughts and behaviors.

17 Relaxation training  Deep breathing  Yoga  Meditation The nutritional supplement inositol  Oral supplement

18  Stick to your treatment plan  Join a support group  Avoid caffeine, alcohol and illegal drugs  Get physically active  Get sufficient sleep  Practice stress management and relaxation techniques.

19 These people suffer from anxiety attacks Delta Burke Sally Field Sir Isaac Newton Alanis Morisette Nicole Kidman Dean Cain Ann Wilson Donny Osmond

20  Mental Health America (MHA)  1-800-969-6642  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1-877-726-4727  Health Resources and Services Administration 1-877-464-4772

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