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Anxiety Disorder Depiction In the Media

Anxiety disorders are common themes in the media.

1). Choose a fictitious media character from television or film and who has an apparent anxiety disorder.

2). Identify the disorder and evaluate the character for observable symptoms according to the DSM IV.

3). Do you believe the portrayal was true to the diagnosis?

4). Why or why not?

5). Do you believe the media often exaggerates the symptoms of mental illness?

Identify a fictitious media character from a television or film, which has an apparent anxiety disorder with one the five Anxiety Disorders below.

Overview of Anxiety Disorder in DSM-IV-TR. (Identify the disorder using these five)

1). *****Generalized Anxiety Disorder******

(These are examples of the symptoms for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
A = Feeling wound-up, tense, or restless
B = Easily becoming fatigued or worn-out
C = Concentration problems
D = Irritability
E = Significant tension in muscles
F = Difficulty with sleep

2). *****Panic Disorder******
I did not provide the symptom for this disorder, it can be found on the website below

3). ******Phobic Disorders*******
I did not provide the symptom for this disorder, it can be found on the website below

4). *******Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder*******
I did not provide the symptom for this disorder, it can be found on the website below

5). ******Posttraumatic Stress Disorder********
I did not provide the symptom for this disorder, it can be found on the website below

You should be able to evaluate the character for observable symptoms according to the DSM IV using this website for symptoms of the five headings overview above. This website does help evaluate the character for observable symptoms according to the DSM-IV-TR. Please feel free to use a different website if needed

http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/psychiatry-psychology/anxiety-disorder/

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It is my contention that the fictitious corporate intelligence character that was depicted by Clive Owen, in the movie duplicity, has an apparent anxiety disorder. This character suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, most likely due to the intense pressures and uncertainties associated with his job as a corporate intelligence agent.

The fictitious character in this movie exhibited a very high degree of tenseness, being wound up, and ...

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