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ANXIETY DISORDERS 
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 
-fifth edition 
LUCIA MERINO, LCSW 
NOVEMBER 201...
BASED ON THE CURRENT DSM-5 
9 MENTAL DISORDERS 
UNDER ANXIETY CATEGORY 
1. Separation Anxiety Disorder 
2. Selective Mutis...
SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDER 
• The individual is fearful or anxious 
about separation from attachment 
figures to a degree...
SELECTIVE MUTISM 
• Is characterized by a consistent 
failure to speak in social situations 
in which there is an expectat...
SPECIFIC PHOBIA 
• Individuals with specific phobia are 
fearful or anxious about or avoidant of 
circumscribed objects or...
SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER 
• The individual is fearful or anxious 
about or avoidant of social 
interactions and situations ...
PANIC DISORDER 
• The individual experiences recurrent unexpected 
panic attacks and is persistently concerned or 
worried...
AGORAPHOBIA 
• Individuals with agoraphobia 
are fearful and anxious about 
two or more of the following 
situations: usin...
GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER 
• The key features of GAD are 
persistent and excessive anxiety 
and worry about various dom...
SUBSTANCE/MEDICATION-INDUCED 
ANXIETY DISORDER 
• This disorder involves 
anxiety due to substance 
intoxication or withdr...
ANXIETY DISORDER DUE TO ANOTHER MEDICAL 
CONDITION 
• Anxiety symptoms are the physiological 
consequence of another medic...
ANXIETY DUE TO MEDICAL CONDITIONS 
Hyperthyroidism Asthma
Other Specified Anxiety Disorder 
Unspecified Anxiety Disorder 
• Not meeting full criteria for any of the disorders in th...
In Summary 
• The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) identifies 9 
disorders in the Anxiety cat...
TIME FOR QUESTIONS AND FUN!
SCREEEEAAMMM…
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Humor is a great antidote for anxiety!
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Anxiety disorders DSM-5

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Anxiety disorders DSM-5

  1. 1. ANXIETY DISORDERS Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -fifth edition LUCIA MERINO, LCSW NOVEMBER 2014
  2. 2. BASED ON THE CURRENT DSM-5 9 MENTAL DISORDERS UNDER ANXIETY CATEGORY 1. Separation Anxiety Disorder 2. Selective Mutism 3. Specific Phobia 4. Social Anxiety Disorder 5. Panic Disorder -Panic Attack 6. Agoraphobia 7. Generalized Anxiety Disorder 8. Substance/Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder 9. Anxiety Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition
  3. 3. SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDER • The individual is fearful or anxious about separation from attachment figures to a degree that is developmentally inappropriate. There is persistent fear or anxiety about harm coming to attachment figures and events that could lead to loss of or separation from attachment figures and reluctance to go away from attachment figures, as well as nightmares and psychical symptoms of distress. Although the symptoms often develop in childhood, they can be expressed throughout adulthood as well.
  4. 4. SELECTIVE MUTISM • Is characterized by a consistent failure to speak in social situations in which there is an expectation to speak (e.g. school) even though the individual speaks in other situations. The failure to speak has significant consequences on achievement in academic or occupational settings or otherwise interferes with normal social communication.
  5. 5. SPECIFIC PHOBIA • Individuals with specific phobia are fearful or anxious about or avoidant of circumscribed objects or situations. A specific cognitive ideation is not featured in this disorder, as it is in other anxiety disorders . The fear, anxiety, or avoidance is almost always immediately induced by the phobic situation, to the degree that is persistent an out of proportion to the actual risk posed. There are various types of specific phobias: animal, natural environment, blood-injection-injury, situational, and other situations.
  6. 6. SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER • The individual is fearful or anxious about or avoidant of social interactions and situations that involve the possibility of being scrutinized. These include social interactions such as meeting unfamiliar people, situations in which the individual may be observed eating or drinking, and situations in which the individual performs in front of others. The cognitive ideation is being negatively evaluated by others, by being embarrassed, humiliated, or rejected, or offending others.
  7. 7. PANIC DISORDER • The individual experiences recurrent unexpected panic attacks and is persistently concerned or worried about having more panic attacks or changes his or her behavior in maladaptive ways because of the panic attacks (e.g. avoidance of exercise or of unfamiliar locations). Panic attacks are abrupt surges of intense fear or intense discomfort that reach a peak within minutes, accompanied by physical and/or cognitive symptoms. Limited-symptoms panic attacks include fewer than four symptoms. Panic attacks may be expected, such as in response to a typically feared object or situation or unexpected, meaning that the panic attack occurs for no apparent reason.
  8. 8. AGORAPHOBIA • Individuals with agoraphobia are fearful and anxious about two or more of the following situations: using public transportation, being in open spaces, being in enclosed places, standing in line or being in a crowd, or being outside of the home alone in other situations.
  9. 9. GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER • The key features of GAD are persistent and excessive anxiety and worry about various domains, including work and school performance, that the individual finds difficult to control. In addition, the individual experiences physical symptoms including restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge; being easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating or mind going blank, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance.
  10. 10. SUBSTANCE/MEDICATION-INDUCED ANXIETY DISORDER • This disorder involves anxiety due to substance intoxication or withdrawal or to a medication treatment.
  11. 11. ANXIETY DISORDER DUE TO ANOTHER MEDICAL CONDITION • Anxiety symptoms are the physiological consequence of another medical condition: Examples: • Endocrine disease: hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, hyperadrenalcorticolism. • Cardiovascular disorders: congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, pulmonary embolism. • Respiratory illness: asthma, pneumonia. • Metabolic disturbances: B12 df, porphyria • Neurological illnesses: neoplasms, encephalitis, seizure disorder.
  12. 12. ANXIETY DUE TO MEDICAL CONDITIONS Hyperthyroidism Asthma
  13. 13. Other Specified Anxiety Disorder Unspecified Anxiety Disorder • Not meeting full criteria for any of the disorders in the diagnostic class.
  14. 14. In Summary • The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) identifies 9 disorders in the Anxiety category. • DSM-5 guides practitioners in diagnosing anxiety disorders. • DSM-5 states causes, symptoms and best treatments for these conditions. Separation Anxiety Disorder Selective Mutism Specific Phobia Social Anxiety Disorder Panic Disorder Agoraphobia Generalized Anxiety D/O Substance/Med-induced D/O Anxiety D/O due to another medical condition
  15. 15. TIME FOR QUESTIONS AND FUN!
  16. 16. SCREEEEAAMMM…
  17. 17. Had fun putting this presentation together!
  18. 18. Humor is a great antidote for anxiety!
  19. 19. Thank you for your participation!

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