PSYCHOLOGY HELP PLEASE!!
posted by Anonymous .
It wasn't a test day, there were no oral reports due, and the class was getting ready to view a video. Regardless of the relaxed nature of the class, Baxter suddenly felt his muscles tighten and his heart rate increase as if he had a sudden fright. It was happening again. These symptoms are typical of:
a. a panic disorder.
b. a phobia.
c. a generalized anxiety disorder.
d. an obsession.
I think it is a but then I thought c or d might be right.
I agree with c.
The word sudden & fright removes the possibility of GAD which is a general thing present always. It should be a phobia e.g. claustrauphobia I.e. fear of closed space. Panic disorder happens when there is an immediate stressor in form of a task like a test or assignment.
Hence it is phobia.
There was nothing to cause the "attack", it came out of no where which is what makes me think it was a panic disorder aka panic attack