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Anxiety and Panic Disorder

1.  The anxiety disorders are the most common, or frequently occurring, mental disorders.
A) True
B) False
2.  Panic attack symptoms can include palpitations, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, sensations of choking or smothering, chest pain, nausea or gastrointestinal distress, dizziness , tingling sensations and chills.
A) True
B) False
3.  The panic attack is distinguished from other forms of anxiety by its intensity and its sudden, episodic nature.
A) True
B) False
4.  Panic disorder is about twice as common among men as women.
A) True
B) False
5.  Panic attacks typically occur spontaneously, with no apparent trigger.
A) True
B) False
6.  Panic disorder can be treated effectively with cognitive-behavioral therapy.
A) True
B) False
7.  When working with patients it is important to acknowledge the seriousness of panic disorder.
A) True
B) False
8.  Most people who present to mental health specialists develop agoraphobia after the onset of panic disorder.
A) True
B) False
9.  Social phobia, describes people with marked and persistent anxiety in social situations, including performances and public speaking.
A) True
B) False
10.  Obsessions are recurrent, intrusive thoughts, impulses, or images that are perceived as inappropriate, grotesque, or forbidden.
A) True
B) False
11.  Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that reduce the anxiety that accompanies an obsession or “prevent” some dreaded event from happening.
A) True
B) False
12.  A combination of medication and behavioral treatments are most effective for treating obsessive compulsive disorder.
A) True
B) False

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