In panic disorder with agoraphobia, the panic attacks arise anxiety about:
Andrew presented with symptoms of anxiety when he went to preschool. He would get anxious when his mother had to leave him at school and often cried and got physically sick. He only presented with these symptoms for a week. Due to the duration, this would not meet the criteria for Separation Anxiety Disorder.
Bulimia has decreased during the second half of the 20th century.
Anxiety disorders in children are higher in single-parent and low-income households.
Adolescence is a developmental stage that makes females vulnerable to eating disorders.
How many types of anxiety disorders are in the DSM 5?
Most people with an eating disorders have another psychiatric disorder.
Sue was attacked three years ago at a bus stop. She has recurring memories about this attack and has avoided riding the bus, since this occurred. Sue said that she has nightmares about getting attacked again. She is always watching around her and has distrust with everyone. She cried while talking about the event and said that it was difficult to talk about this event. Sue said that she feared for her life. Which diagnosis would she most likely have?
Jill presented with symptoms of worries about her weight. She said that she will go for days and not eat to avoid gaining any weight. Jill has been struggling with these symptoms since she was 16 years old, and she is currently 21 years old. She described having some problems with anemia and staying cold. Which diagnosis would Jill most likely have?
Kelly has always worried about her weight and body image. She was told as a child that she was constantly fat. She would exercise every day and would avoid eating to maintain her weight. Kelly said that she could go for days and not eat. She said that her hair was falling out and that she had chronic chest pains. Kelly has not seen a medical doctor for years. What diagnosis would she most likely have?
Lisa presented with symptoms of recurring thoughts about washing her hands repeatedly. She washes her hands over 100 times a day, and it takes several hours for her to get out of her home due to these behaviors. She has struggled with these symptoms for several years. Which disorder would she most likely be diagnosed with?
Bulimia tends to have an earlier age of onset than anorexia.
Panic disorder involves:
Many children present with this disorder when they are separated from a major attachment figure:
People with PTSD often have abnormal levels of some key hormones that are involved in their response to stress.
As a social worker working with Kelly (above client in #80), what should a social worker first do with this case?
Generalized anxiety disorder is:
Family factors are never associated with recovery.
Brain-imaging studies show that the hippocampus appears to be smaller in persons with PTSD.
What should psychoeducation for anxiety disorders consist of?
Families in which eating disorders develop tend to be:
General health problems often occur with eating disorders.
Binge eating disorder is characterized by chronic, episodic overeating and then vomiting afterwards.
Which of these are risk factors for eating disorders?
If a client is a male, then you don’t have to assess for any eating disorders.
When completing an assessment for an eating disorder, it is important to assess for:
About 25% of cases with eating disorders are by males.
Social mechanisms include:
Which of these are stress-management techniques?
Which interpersonal patterns are often seen in families of children with anxiety disorders?
When the client is a child, it is important to have interviews with the parent and child.
Girls present with more anxiety disorders than boys.
Joe has anxiety when he gets in any social situation. He also fears negative evaluation from others. Which diagnosis would Joe most likely have?
What could be some goals for a client with an eating disorder?
Bill presented with symptoms of eating a large amount of foods and then making himself vomit afterwards. He said that he worries often about gaining weight and feels that he is very fat. Bill was observed as a small man that looked to weigh less than 100 lbs. He said that his father would always tell him that he was looking fat. He has struggled with these symptoms since he was age 15, and he is now 25 years old. Which diagnosis would Bill most likely have?
For PTSD, interventions with a direct focus on the trauma are the most effective.
With PTSD, many people avoid contact with feared situations.
Social workers should be aware that self-help manuals might be useful with anxiety disorders when the client is motivated or do not have other resources.
Which treatment interventions could help with anxiety disorders?
What does cognitive restructuring consist of?
A predisposition to anxiety is genetically based.
Which of these are eating disorders?
Children often report more symptoms, than their parents report, with anxiety disorders.
Most people with eating disorders have another psychiatric disorder.
Which of these would be a protective factor for an eating disorder?
Early onset of puberty (prior to age 11) confers particular risk for the development of an eating disorder.
Sam presented with symptoms of constant worrying, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and disturbed sleep. He has struggled with these symptoms for seven months. Which disorder would he most liked by diagnosed with?
Acute stress disorder resolves within four weeks of the traumatic event.
Eating disorders are more prevalent in males, than females.
It is always important to make sure that there are no physical problems that could be causing the anxiety symptoms.
Anorexia nervosa is:
Anxiety disorders do not increase the risk of suicidality.
Which of these could be a traumatic event for a client?
It is important for social workers to always assess for suicidality.
What physical problems are often associated with anorexia?
What is important to include during the treatment of a client?
Males do not develop eating disorders.
Inpatient hospitalization needs to be considered for a client that has a severe eating disorder and has several health problems.
What is narrative exposure therapy?
Substance use disorders are highly comorbid with anxiety disorders.
PTSD has been linked to excellent physical health.
People with PTSD continue to produce higher levels of opiates, even with no danger present.
Excellent physical health is associated with anxiety disorders.
With social phobia, there is a fear of:
Which disorder describes excessive anxiety about separating from a major attachment figure?
Jim presented with symptoms of anxiety about being in crowds. These symptoms have been present for over two years. He said that he feels nervous and has a fast heart rate when he gets around several people Jim worries about the negative evaluations from others. Jim would most likely meet the criteria for:
People with eating disorders are often underdiagnosed and undertreated.
What should be the first step for a social worker working with Jill (the case described above in question 60)?
Cultural awareness needs to be taken into consideration prior to making a diagnosis for an eating disorder.
For bulimia, which two psychosocial interventions have received empirical validation?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is characterized by:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder describes
People with anxiety disorders tend to delay seeking treatment, sometimes up to 23 years after onset.
Anxiety that is related to social situations:
Which of these are important for the assessment of eating disorders?
Sarah presented with anxiety after seeing her mother get physically attacked three years ago. She keeps having dreams about the event and will avoid going near the store where she saw her mother attacked. Sarah often worries about her safety. She feels angry and will often isolate herself from others. Which diagnosis would she most likely be diagnosed with?
Eating disorder symptoms are associated with suicidal behaviors in adolescents.
PTSD has been linked to increased risk of health problems, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Preterm birth and pregnancy complications are associated with eating disorders.
PTSD stands for:
Tommy presented with symptoms of nightmares, difficulty trusting others, isolation, anger, chronic anxiety, and avoidance of people. He said that he didn’t use to be this way. Tommy was in the military and was exposed to several traumas when he was sent overseas to war. He said that he feared that he would not make it back home. Which diagnosis would Tommy most likely have?
An individual that has certain food patterns present for a risk for an eating disorders.
Crisis debriefing involves:
What is exposure with CBT?
Which physical health problems often occur with bulimia?
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States.
Side-effects are a potential disadvantage of taking medication.
Which of these would be effective goals for an eating disorder?
These areas are important for the assessment for anxiety disorders:
What is separation anxiety disorder?
Many times another disorder can occur with eating disorders.
Which disorders could put a person at risk for the development of anxiety disorders in adulthood?
Julie presented with symptoms of recurring thoughts about locking all her doors and windows at her home. She has struggled with these thoughts and worries for over 8 months. She has anxiety about leaving a door or window unlocked. Julie thinks about the need to make sure that every window and door is locked. This takes several hours out of her day and causes her to be late for work. Which diagnosis would she most likely have?
Four symptoms that occur with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are:
Lisa struggles with unpredictable anxiety attacks. These attacks have been occurring for over two years. She is not sure why they keep occurring. What should be the first step for the social worker to do with this case?
CBT is an evidence-based approach to treating anxiety disorders.