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SierraLynn Anderson
Case: 1
Question: 1
Q: Worry is the key diagnostic feature of GAD as defined by DSM-5. Because everyone tends
to worry on occasion, what do you think differentiates normal worry from the worry found in
A: The worry associated with General Anxiety Disorder can be differentiated from normal, every
day worry by its duration and reliability. According to the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, the worry
Case: 2
Question: 1
Q: Many people with panic disorder state that they had never heard of “panic attacks” at the
time they experienced their first attack. Some researchers believe that the general public’s
unfamiliarity with the nature and causes of panic attacks makes people more prone to develop
panic attacks after an initial “out of the blue” attack; this lack of knowledge makes people more
apt to misinterpret the first attack and become highly fearful of having additional attacks. Do you
think this is true, and if so, why? If you did not know what a panic attack was and you
experienced one, how do you think you would interpret and react to the unexpected, intense
rush of fear and physical symptoms? Do you think you would be apprehensive of going back to
the place where the panic attack occurred? Why? Do you believe that panic disorder could often
be prevented if people were provided factual information about panic attacks before they ever
experienced them? Why or why not?
Case: 3
Question: 2
Q: Like panic disorder, SAD is very prevalent in the general population. Why do you think this is
the case? What factors do you believe are the most important causes of SAD?
Case: 4
Question: 3
Q: Although the effects of her sexual assault had been manifested in other ways (e.g.,
substance abuse, reckless behavior), Cindy did not experience all the clear-cut symptoms of
PTSD until 10 years after these events occurred. What factors do you think can contribute to the
delay in the beginning of these PTSD symptoms? Do you believe that memories of past
physical or sexual abuse can be fully repressed and later remembered? Why or why not?
A: I absolutely believe that memories of past abuse can be fully repressed and later

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