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What are the differences between anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, and mood disorders? Provide an example for each one.
Weegy: SOMATOFORM DISORDERS represent a group of disorders characterized by physical symptoms suggesting a medical disorder. [ However, somatoform disorders represent a psychiatric condition because the physical symptoms present in the disorder cannot be fully explained by a medical disorder, substance use, or another mental disorder. Specific somatoform disorders include (1) somatization disorder, (2) conversion disorder, (3) pain disorder, (4) hypochondriasis, and (5) body dysmorphic disorder. ANXIETY DISORDERS Anxiety disorders are blanket terms covering several different forms of abnormal and pathological fear and anxiety which only came under the aegis of psychiatry at the very end of the 19th century.[1] Gelder, Mayou & Geddes (2005) explains that anxiety disorders are classified in two groups: continuous symptoms and episodic symptoms. Current psychiatric diagnostic criteria recognize a wide variety of anxiety disorders. Recent surveys have found that as many as 18% of Americans may be affected by one or more of them.[2] The term anxiety covers four aspects of experiences an individual may have: mental apprehension, physical tension, physical symptoms and dissociative anxiety (symptoms associated with hyperventillation).[3] Anxiety disorder is divided into generalized anxiety, phobic, and panic disorders; each has its own characteristics and symptoms and they require different treatment (Gelder et al 2005). The emotions present in anxiety disorders range from simple nervousness to bouts of terror (Barker 2003). MOOD DISORDER Mood disorder is the term designating a group of diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV TR) classification system where a disturbance in the person's mood is hypothesized to be the main underlying feature.[1] The classification is known as mood (affective) disorders in ICD 10. Two groups of mood disorders are broadly recognized; the division is based on whether the person has ever had a manic or ... (More)
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The second answer was very informing and plausible because I read about all three disorders and found some of the same information. After reading this information it gave cited information as well as points of examples making it trust worthy. I have not completely got a definite answer to how they are different but have received an idea on their extent of intrusiveness in a person life. Thanks for your assistance and keep up with your studies because there are people who need individuals like your self. Thanks again!
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The period during which women stop menstruating and are no longer fertile is known as __________. A. midlife B. atrophy C. menopause D. menarche
Weegy: The period during which women stop menstruating and are no longer fertile is known as C. menopause. (More)
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The accumulation of information, skills, and strategies that are learned through experience and can be applied in problem-solving situations is known as __________ intelligence. A. cognitive B. fluid C. crystallized D. emotional
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The accumulation of information, skills, and strategies that are learned through experience and can be applied in problem-solving situations is known as crystallized intelligence.
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