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Treatments Describe Evaluate
for anxiety
disorders
Drugs Beta-blockers Good at reliving symptoms- buts not a cure
Works by blocking the stimulating effects of adrenaline on your body Main treatment for specific phobias
Increased heart rate More suitable when panic attacks accompany
High blood pressure specific and social phobias
Pounding heart…

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Benzodiazepines
Help you to relax by reducing the amount of anxiety that you feel
EG. Fear of flying
include diazepam(Valium) and chlordiazepoxide(Librium)


Systematic A stepped approach to getting a person to face the object or situation of their phobia Quick and cost effective situation
desensitisatio Participants are taught how to…

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VRET ­virtual Similar to systematic desensitisation More easier and cheaper and more
reality Therapy takes place in a virtual world convenient than systematic desensitisation
exposure Used a lot to treat phobic patients being trailed with other anxiety disorders Has a similar level of success as systematic
therapy Patients placed in…

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Patient realises that anxiety levels have dropped and that although they have avoided
situations in the past, there is in fact no reason for this.


IMPULSION THEORY- is similar to this however, patient is asked to IMAGINE situation
EXPOSURE and RESPONSE PREVENTION type of flooding used with OCD patients
Clients…

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