• Is a negative mood state characterized by bodily symptoms of physical tension and by apprehension about the future.


  • Anxiety of being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder:
  • Anxiety disorder characterized by intense, uncontrollable, unfocused, chronic, and continuous worry that is distressing and unproductive accompanied by physical symptoms of tenseness, irritability, and restlessness.
  • Emotional Response consisting of an immediate alarm reaction to present danger or life-threatening emergencies.
  • Sudden overwhelming fright or terror.
Panic Attack:
  • Abrupt experience of intense fear or discomfort in the absence of danger accompanied by a number of physical symptoms, such as dizziness or heart palpitations.

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Outside influences upon someone.

Fight/Flight Situation:
  • Brain circuit in animals that when stimulated causes an immediate alarm and escape response resembling human panic.
Behavioural Inhibition System (BIH):
  • Brain circuit in the limbic system that responds to threat signals by inhibiting activity and causing anxiety.
Panic Control Treatment:
  • Cognitive-behavioural treatment for panic attacks, involving gradual exposure to feared somatic sensations and modification of perceptions and attitudes about them.

Durand, M., Barlow, D., Stewart, S. (2008) Essentials of Abnormal Psychology. Canada. Nelson.