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Have you ever had a friend who suffers from a panic attack? A panic attack or anxiety is a feeling of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning (Psych Central, 2013). Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger, an automatic alarm that goes off when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a stressful situation (Smith, Robinson, & Segal, 2013). Having concern is not always a bad thing because it helps you stay aware and focused. But when anxiety is constant or overwhelming, when it interferes with your relationship and activities, it stops being functional, that’s when you crossed the line from normal, productive anxiety into the territory of anxiety disorders (Smith et al., 2013).
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¬¬ A Study on Schizophrenia Artrel B. Ratliff Hinds Community College Psychology A Study on Schizophrenia A disorder characterized by the inability to differentiate between reality and delusion, schizophrenia affects almost two and a half million American adults in a given year. Symptoms are varied in presentation and severity and include hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized speech and behavior. Patients with schizophrenia can recover completely, have periods of relapse or require lifelong treatment due to the debilitating effects of the disorder. Those suffering from this affliction have a higher mortality rate due to an increased risk of suicide and associated physical conditions. To understand schizophrenia, one must understand who it affects, the range of symptoms present in patients, and effective treatment options.