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What Are The Causes Of Anxiety From A Behavioral Perspective
Many: Not completely known but genetics appears to present an underlying predisposition and then biological factors (such as infections and other illnesses) and environmental factors (changes in the child's world including relationship issues, abuse, school issues) may trigger or worsen ocd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Unknown: There are many studies that are highly suggestive that this disease is caused by an abnormal metabolism or use of Dopamine and related transmitters in the brain and studies with pet scan show increase and abnormal use in the frontal part of the brain this is the area that can control mood and behaviours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interacting factors!: Social anxiety is usually caused by several interacting factors. A person can have a genetic or neurological vulnerability (for example more sensitivity to fear or anxiety); certain experiences (such as being rejected a lot) or living in a specific stressful environment (for example high performance expectations) can act on these vulnerabilities resulting in social anxiety. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Medical causes for panic attacks include: mitral valve prolapse, overactive thyroid, low blood sugar, stimulant use and medication withdrawal.For depression some causes include an underactive thyroid, certain medications, alcohol, perimenopause and vitamin deficiencies (i.e. Folic acid and b12). Some illnesses put you at a high risk for depression such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. ...Read more
Internal conflict: Very real and physical things happen during a panic attack. One of the reason that panic attacks occur is because an unresolved internal feeling is being triggered by a seemingly unrelated external event. Because there is no obvious or immediate connection between these two things it feels and looks like a detachment from reality. ...Read more
LD= difficulty: A learning disability implys that a person is having difficulty with a specific area of learning that is inconsistent with his/her basic intellect. In kids it implys that s/he has fallen behind her/his peer group at the age when understanding that material (i.e.Reading) is expected. The kid with a low iq has trouble across many areas & would not be so labeled. ...Read more
Masochism: "masochism" has many meanings, from a self-defeating way of behaving with others, to a sexual perversion. Van der kolk speaks of compulsion to repeat a trauma, in people who have been violated or brutalized. The original trauma doesn't always have to be physical, but can be acted out that way. It can be a way of connecting with others, through suffering. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2664732. ...Read more
What could be a physiological explanation to dissociative disorders? What are the part of the brain that are involved?
Multiple areas: Correlations have been demonstrated between the symptoms of dissociation and the right temporo parietal junction, an area involved in perspective taking, sense of self and integration of information between self and environment. There are several aspects of mental dissociation, and brain areas involved in those domains, e.g., visual/auditory/tactile processing, attention, are associated with each. ...Read more
Fear of "mental" pts: If you mean why do people fear mental patients, there are all kinds of reasons -- mostly based in fear and ignorance. Mental illness has been stigmatized for generations. Seeing behavior which seems socially "odd" makes many people shy away, rather than try to understand. Also some mental illnesses people to their own need for help -- making it worse. Nami http://www.Nami.Org/ educates ; helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of & treatments for hypochondriasis? Can hypochondriasis be the result of losing a loved one to a serious illness?
CBT. Can worsen it.: CBT combines cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy. Cognitive therapy attempts to modify the patient’s dysfunctional thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes (eg, good health is a symptom-free state). Behavioral therapy focuses upon modifying the patient’s problematic behavioral responses (eg, avoidant behaviors) to either environmental stimuli or dysfunctional thoughts. Grief can worsen it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety/stress: Can cause muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid and shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweating, mind racing, & insomnia. Chronic anxiety/stress decreases immune functions and contributes to numerous illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No simple answer: The root of anxiety disorders is thought to be related to the "fight or flight" reaction gone awry. Anxiety itself is a normal emotion which can help us get through life-either by allowing us to act quickly in an emergency or in a mild form by keeping us alert. It is thought that this reaction can occur at inappropiate times leading to an anxiety disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Grief vs depression: Grief and extreme sadness are a normal reaction to the loss of a parent. Depression may also be triggered by this type of loss. I would recommend seeing a therapist to help work through the grief and determine if there is depression present independent of the grief. If there is difficulty functioning in daily life past a month it may be depression on top of the grief. Therapy helps both. ...Read more
Simply because ..: There is a "pleasure center" in your brain designed to respond to good food, good relations, and good work. A substance or behavior that generates a more than expected reward can lead to incentive sensitization if the person is biologically predisposed to addiction. The faster the drug effect reaches and then leaves the brain, the more craving will develop, such as with nicotine or crack cocaine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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