Increasing evidence suggests that anxiety sensitivity, or the fear of anxiety itself, plays a significant role in heightening susceptibility to adverse reactions after experiencing trauma. Research specifically emphasizes the connection between the development and persistence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety sensitivity. For instance, a fear of anxiety is shown to exacerbate and predispose…
THE ROLE OF DISTRESS IN POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD), GENERALZED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD), AND MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER (MDD)
The concept of trauma encompasses both actual and potential threats to one’s life or personal well-being, which can trigger intense feelings of fear, helplessness, and horror. Research indicates that, in addition to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), exposure to trauma can also lead to the development of other anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)…
Studies indicate that individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) have an inflated sense of responsibility for the safety of others. Notably, they feel responsible for potential negative outcomes associated with their obsessions, which in turn triggers compulsive checking. By contrast, compulsive checkers placed under conditions of low or reduced responsibility experience less distress and have decreased…
ARE THE BODILY SYMPTOMS THE SAME BETWEEN PANIC DISORDER (PD) AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)?
Post-traumatic stress disorder and panic disorder share similar bodily symptoms of anxiety, however they differ in how unstable and severe they are across the disorders.