Case Scenario #3 (Beryl – Panic Attacks – REBT)
Beryl had been referred by her General Practitioner and was described as having panic attacks and agoraphobic tendencies. She had undertaken counselling in a group setting before, as well as a 'listening therapy' approach 18 months previously. Although she felt listened to during counselling, her problems had recently become much worse. Beryl required assistance from her husband each time she left the home to run errands or visit with friends and family. She had 2 teenage children still living at home. Beryl's father had died 5 years ago and her mother had recently been diagnosed with having dementia. Beryl was seeing her GP on a regular basis, seeking re-assurance with chest pains. She had undergone a number of medical tests and her physical health was good for her age. The Assessment
Beryl reported that she first experienced panic attacks as a teenager, and could remember difficult arguments with her father. Her GP prescribed medication for anxiety and panic attacks when she was in her early twenties, during a stressful time in her work environment, being married with 2 small children and running a home. The work situation was not resolved and Beryl was eventually made redundant. She remained at home, looking after the children and her husband. Beryl's father died when she in her thirties, which left Beryl feeling responsible for her mother, who could not adjust to losing her husband. The Approach
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) was selected because it can teach the client how to replace negative thinking with positive thinking and uses cognitive exercises to dispel irrational beliefs. In the initial assessment, there was clear evidence that Beryl wanted to make a change and she was keen to engage in homework tasks. She was able to focus on the relevant issues for therapy and her treatment goals were discussed and agreed. At times of increased stress for Beryl, a...
Fundamental of Nursing
Panicattack is a sudden episode of intense fear that develops for no apparent reason and that triggers severe physical reactions. Panicattacks can be very frightening. When a panicattack occurs, the people might think that they are losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. People may have only one or two panicattacks in their lifetime, but if they have panicattack frequently, it could mean that they have panic disorder, a type of chronic anxiety disorder. Panicattacks were once dismissed as nerves or stress, but they’re now recognized as a real medical condition. Although panicattacks can significantly affect the quality of life.
Panicattack syptoms can make heart pound and cause the short of breath, dizzy, nauseated and flushed. Because panicattack symptoms can resemble life-threatening conditions, it’s important to seek an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Panicattack symptoms can include:
• Rapid heart rate
• Shortness breath
• Chills and hot flash
...How PanicAttacks Work
“Kelly Hamilton.” You hear your name being called out by your professor in front of the class. You are next up to deliver your presentation. Abruptly you begin to feel a variety of symptoms. Your heart begins to feel as if it’s going to jump out of your chest. The room begins to spin as you break out in a cold sweat. It becomes more and more difficult for you to breathe normally and your breakfast may or may not end up all over the floor. May sound overdramatic to the average person but to many people this is everyday life. This is everyday life for someone who suffers from panicattacks. A panicattack is a type of anxiety disorder in which you have intense fear that something bad will happen. Has this ever happened to you? Or have you seen someone going through this emotional hardship and wish you could help them? In this essay I will inform you about panicattacks and all the possible symptoms so you can recognize if you yourself are a victim of this panic disorder. I will also provide you with ways to stop a panicattack in the midst of it or even stop it before it is triggered.
A panicattack or (panic disorder) is a sudden episode of intense fear. Symptoms of a panicattack include: Racing heart, feeling weak faint or...
A. PanicAttacks are a form of Anxiety characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms.
B. PanicAttack disorder affects about 6 million American adults and is twice as common in women as men. (Huppert)
C. PanicAttacks often begin in late adolescence or early adulthood, but not everyone who experiences panicattacks will develop panic disorder.
II. Thesis Statement
A. PanicAttacks can occur at any time, even while sleeping.
B. I would like to discuss this disabling condition and how most people go undiagnosed and untreated. (Ebell)
A. Many people have just one or two panicattacks in their lifetimes, and the problem goes away, perhaps when a stressful situation ends.
1. But if you’ve had recurrent, unexpected panicattacks and spent long periods in constant fear of another attack, you may have a condition called panic disorder.
2. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, in which people experience seemingly out-of-the-blue panicattacks.
a. Sometimes they develop a fear of going into places where they have had previous panicattacks. About...
In the article “PanicAttacks” from Sciencedaily.com, a panicattack is described as a sudden feeling of extreme fear or distress. There are a number of reasons why panicattacks occur. Panicattacks are usually triggered by exposure to a phobia. For example, someone with arachnophobia could have a panicattack upon sight of a spider. They can also be triggered by nicotine or caffeine.
The symptoms of panicattacks include increased heart rate, dizziness, feeling of choking, and chills or hot flashes. Symptoms usually only last 10 minutes, although they may last longer. They are typically hereditary, but some people who have no family history still develop panic disorder. Panic disorder is a disorder associated with frequent panicattacks.
Panicattacks are extremely terrifying for the person suffering, some people would even describe it as the most frightening moment of their life. Sufferers often tell of feeling like they couldn't breathe, like someone was smothering them. Others say it is a feeling that cannot be described unless one actually has an attack.
Panicattacks are usually triggered by exposure to a phobia that the person has, and...
...1. A panicattack is a anxiety disorder that causes physical systoms such as rapid
breathing, dulled hearing and vision, and sweating during an episode of a panicattack, people often believe they are having a heart attack. Maybe to see a
psychiatrist will help with panicattacks.
2.Evaluate the Big Five trait approaches to personality. Which personality trait best describes you and why? Extraversion Personality describes me the most I am sometimes Talkative, I am a fun loving person and I am very sociable person.
3.What is self-efficacy? How does this affect your educational goals and career goals? What is the relationship between self-efficacy and self-esteem? Self –esteem is the components of personalities that encompasses our positive and negative self –evaluations. Unlike self –efficacy which focuses on our views of whether we are able to carry out a task, self-esteem relates to how we feel about ourselves.
4.Summarize two theories of intelligence. Which type of intelligence do you think will be strength for you in your current or future career? Explain your answer. Interpersonal Intelligence Knowledge of the internal aspects of oneself: access to one’s own feelings and emotions. I believe that this theory of intelligence will be strength of mine because it...
...person is trapped or fears having a panicattack in public. The second type of phobia is Social phobia. Social phobia is the fear of social situations or performing in public. When people have this fear, they may be embarrassed by symptoms of having a panicattack or anxiety. A good example of this type of phobia is people who don't like public speaking. This would be due to mild social phobia (or major, depending how badly you hate it). The final category of phobia is a Specific phobia. This is a very broad category and covers many things. The basic definition of it is it's the fear of specific objects, places, situations, or activities. The fear is usually driven by fear of harms way. Someone who is experiencing this may get some side affects of losing any emotional control, and possibly even physical control.
Phobias are very common. Nearly 25 million people suffer from a serious phobia sometime in their life. Agoraphobia is the most common type of phobia. Around 60% of people who seek help for phobias are there for agoraphobia. 50% of the people who get treated for this are women. Social phobia occurs in both men and women about equally. It occurs is about 2% of the population. When it comes to specific phobias, they are usually outgrown by adulthood. Specific phobias usually tend to be in just children.
Each of the three main phobia categories has some risk involved with it. In agoraphobia, it is very...
CaseStudy - The Case of Agnes
Sandra D. Darby
October 28, 2008
Kristi Lane, PhD.
The Case of Agnes
The following is a casestudy analysis of Anxiety, Somatoform, and Dissociative Disorders. The writer will present an analysis of a selected case as described in the text, Casestudies in abnormal behavior (8th ed.) by Meyer R., Chapman, L.K., & Weaver, C.M. (2009). The writer will also provide a brief overview of the selected case as well as analyze the biological, emotional, cognitive and behavioral components of the disorder. The case selected is “The Case of Agnes”.
Overview of CaseStudy
The character in this casestudy is known as Agnes, a woman who was brought in to the community mental health center in the eastern seaboard city by her daughter who believed that her mother was mentally ill. Her family included of a husband and one daughter. Agnes believed that she suffered from “heart disease”, but her physician reassured her that it may be anxiety and tension. Agnes may have being suffering from anxiety disorder known as Agoraphobia, which is classified in the DSM-IV-TR as a fear of being left alone or finding oneself in public places in which one could be embarrassed and unable to find help in case of...
In this case we get an entire scenario about how the Japan deflation set in, what were the effects of the deflation on the economy as well as on the people of Japan. It also mentions about the various reasons because of which Japan was in such a tight grip of Deflation, Depression, Demographics and Debts Guides us through the steps taken by the government in order to curb this deflation. Imparts a great knowledge to us about the various economic terms like deflation, self-liquidating credit, Non-Self Liquidating Credit and how the people and economy of a country is affected by these.
Free markets economies are subject to cycles. Economic cycles consist of fluctuating periods of economic expansion and contraction as measured by a nation's gross domestic product (GDP). The length of economic cycles (periods of expansion vs. contraction) can vary greatly. The traditional measure of an economic recession is two or more consecutive quarters of falling gross domestic product. There are also economic depressions, which are extended periods of economic contraction such as the Great Depression of the 1930s.
From 1991 through 2001, Japan experienced a period of economic stagnation and price deflation known as "Japan's Lost Decade." While the Japanese economy outgrew this period, it did so at a pace that was much slower than other industrialized nations. During this period, the Japanese economy suffered from both a credit crunch and a liquidity trap....