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Comparison of personality disorders

Question 1: Are anxiety disorders over-treated with medication? Explain your answer.

Question 2: What is obsessive-compulsive disorder? How can this disorder be managed?

Reference

Hansell, J. & Damour, L. (2008). Abnormal psychology (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

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Question 1: Are anxiety disorders over-treated with medication? Explain your answer.

There is such a wide spectrum and severity of anxiety disorders. Medications is an option and used in some extreme anxiety cases, but the majority of anxiety disorders are treatment with therapy; Cognitive-Behavior Theory (CBT) along with cognitive therapy (CT) and relaxation therapy (RT).

Among other psychotherapy approaches, CT and RT have received considerable empirical support in the treatment of anxiety disorders, and general anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorders (PD) in particular (Siev, 2007). CBT, CT, and RT focus on the behaviors of the patient and work to find ...

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This solution discusses whether anxiety disorders are over-treated with medication, as well as defines obsessive compulsive disorder and provides suggestions on managing it. References are given.

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