a major artery that supplies blood to the brain. Spasms of this artery can result in anxiety or panic attacks.
an old name for PTSD
the view that learning is central in determining and maintaining human behavior.
branch of science that focuses on the study of human behavior that includes the disciplines of psychology, sociology, and anthropology.
techniques based on learning theory that are used to change behavior.
Behavioral Therapy (BT):
a form of psychotherapy in which the person learns to gain control of anxiety through exposure and relaxation techniques. Based on principles of learning theory.
therapy technique in which person is taught to control bodily processes that are not normally considered to be under voluntary control, for example, heart rate and skin temperature.
each species has characteristic cyclic patterns of sleep, activity, and metabolism.
a mood disorder in which the person experiences both manic and depressive episodes.
Blood Injury Phobia:
fear of the sight of blood or injury.
bipolar depression (see bipolar disorder)
a variety of different exercises can be used to breathe in a more calm manner in order to reduce stress.
short term therapy of 8 to 12 sessions with a focus on restoring previous functioning and providing emotional support.
fear of thunder
recurrent episodes of binge eating that is often experienced as out of control and is often accompanied by efforts to purge (e.g., vomit) in order to prevent weight gain.