Child Psych

Category - Assessment

Anxiety disorders are those in which anxiety becomes expressed somatically-there are physical symptoms that are disproportionally reactive to events. Panic disorder is one specific type of anxiety disorder. Which of the following statements is not true of panic disorder?
  1. It is characterized by repeated and unexpected panic
  2. Agoraphobia is sometimes a comorbid condition
  3. It can be a serious problem for children
  4. There is a genetic predisposition for the disorder
Explanation
Answer: C - Panic disorder is not typically a problem that children experience. Panic is preceded by forming a catastrophic interpretation of an event and children do not yet have this cognitive ability.
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