Free Flashcard From Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders
What are the 3 biological factors that make people vulnerable to anxiety disorders?
•Deficiencies in the neurotransmitter GABA: Lead to excessive activation in certain brain regions, esp. the limbic areas associated in fear (amygdala)•Genes: Heritability estimates for generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and agoraphobia range from 30%-40%•Personality: People who are high in neuroticism are more likely to develop anxiety disorders than are people who are low in neuroticism. Neuroticism: prone to worry, anxiety, and nervousness