Generalized Anxiety Disorder Ashley Hendricks University of Phoenix PSY 340 December 01, 2010 Daniel Hoffman Generalized Anxiety Disorder Generalized anxiety disorder is the excessive worrying and anxiousness of an individual which can make life difficult and stress more strenuous. People suffering from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are more likely to stress or worry about money, family, work, and health matters. The source of the worry, however, is at times hard to pinpoint
Nevertheless, Beck’s categorization still provides invaluable cues to cognitive therapist in identifying cognitive errors. Once distortion thoughts have been identified, therapist can form a goal-orientated treatment by encouraging his/her patient to gather evidence that against these thoughts, and thus eliminating cognitive errors. Application of Cognitive Therapy in PTSD Cognitive therapy is one of the techniques that aim to reduce PTSD symptoms. By altering one’s cognitive error, PTSD patients can assign new meaning to traumatic event and also learn to manage re-experiencing symptoms, thus enhancing one’s social and occupational functioning level. In order to achieve these therapeutic goals, Clark and Ehlers (2004) proposed that a specialized cognitive therapy for PTSD should contain two progressive phrases, which namely Trauma and Disorder Focused.
When I get stressed due to lack of sleep or I have had a very long day I can find myself feeling tense with a pounding head ache. I can also feel tearful, especially when over tired. I can get very angry and uptight and will usually take this out on family rather than at work. I also suffer from colds – one after the other. Knowing these signs and symptoms though, I can step back and take a look at what is causing the stress or anxiety and deal with the problem rather than the symptoms.
Both physical and mental symptoms/signs of Generalized Anxiety Disorder can change, depending on how your body reacts at a certain time. You may notice bad or good times of the day or good or bad days in general in which I did. The exact symptom experience may vary from person to person but the one thing that we all have in common is the feeling of intense worry, anxiety or dread about nothing in particular that we can set aside. Also, people experiencing GAD may avoid people, places, or situations that may remind them of a flashback or traumatic event that may have occurred in one’s life. When I experienced symptoms of GAD I would hide the way I felt.
Seemingly mundane events may trigger symptoms/signs. For example, people with borderline personality disorder may feel angry and distressed over minor separations, such as vacations, business trips, or sudden changes of plans from people to whom they feel close. People with this disorder also may see anger in an emotionally neutral face and have a stronger reaction to words with negative meanings than people who do nto have te disorder. Borderline personality disorder is often viewed as difficult to treat. It can be treated effectively, and that many people with this illness improve over time.
Psychotherapy. Although it may seem painful to face the trauma you went through, doing so with the help of a mental health professional can help you get better. There are different types of therapy. Other ways it can be treated are: • Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you change the thought patterns that keep you from overcoming your anxiety. • During exposure therapy, you work with a mental health professional to help you confront the memories and situations that cause your
Research suggests psychotherapy can relieve some symptoms, but further studies are needed to better understand how well psychotherapy works (Binks, Fenton, McCarthy, Lee, Adams, and Duggan, 2006). It is sometimes difficult for individuals with borderline personality disorder to trust their therapist. However, it’s is key that they maintain a bond with their therapist. Types of psychotherapy used to treat borderline personality disorder include the following: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and schema-focused therapy. These treatments are some the options that may be available.
There are many different types of personality disorder which all separate into three different categories, these categories are; suspicious, emotional and impulsive and anxious. An example of a suspicious personality disorder is paranoid disorder, some one who suffers paranoid disorder will find it difficult to trust others, find it difficult to confide in anybody even close family and friends, they may watch people closely looking for signs of betrayal. An example of an emotional and impulsive disorder is histrionic disorder, if you suffer from this you are likely to be easily influenced by others, be dependant on the approval others and feel uncomfortable if your not centre of attention. An
Discuss the relationship between stress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these Issues with hypnotherapy. Word count 1935 Some of the most common requests within hypnotherapy treatment are those that are related to stress, anxiety and phobias. Stress can be said to be one of the most common afflictions of modern society, with our fast paced busy lifestyles our minds and bodies can often struggle to keep up with each other, this can cause stress and in turn cause a variety of illnesses or unwanted habits or phobias if left un dealt with. For the therapist to have an understanding of the link between stress and these disorders is extremely important so that the therapist can provide the right form of treatment
One study has shown that the use of CBT reduces and relieves psychotic symptoms and there is evidence that it helps contribute to relapse reduction, and the relief of distress and depression (Garety et al., 2000). The Study of Kuippers et al. (1998) has shown that the use of CBT not only helps reduce symptoms but also helps improve, sustain and transmit skills of self-management. However, a critique will state that not all clients are helped by the approach, as careful work is needed. This is because the effectiveness of CBT treatment depends on how careful workers are in helping clients to generalise behavioural and cognitive learning to ordinary social situations (Payne,