NAPLEX Practice Question # 41

NAPLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 41.


 

 

Naplex

 

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

 

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)  is diagnosed when an individual experiences unrealistic or excessive anxiety and worry for a period of at least 6 months. Additionally, the individual must have diffi cult in controlling that anxiety or worry. Accompanying the anxiety or worry more days than not over the 6 month period are 3 or more of following symptoms: feeling tense or restless, easily fatigued or worn-out, diffi culty concentrating, irritability, and diffi culty with sleep. Lastly, GAD must cause signifi cant distress or impairment and not be accounted for by another medical, psychiatric, or substance use disorder.

 

Social anxiety disorder (SAD

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is diagnosed when a person has an intense persistent fear of social situations where an individual may be exposed to unfamiliar people or to scrutiny by others. Exposure to the situation produces anxiety that the individual recognizes is unreasonable or excessive. Usually feared situations are avoided or endured with distress. Lastly, SAD symptoms must cause signifi cant distress or impairment and not be accounted for by another medical, psychiatric, or substance use disorder

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