Anxiety: Etiology, Treatment, and Christian Perspectives
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CE TEST QUESTIONS
General Purpose Statement: To provide a review of the etiology, symptoms, and common treatments of anxiety and to explore underlying spiritual issues related to anxiety.
Learning Objectives: After reading this article and taking this test, the learner will be able to:
- Recognize the etiology, symptoms, and pathophysiology of anxiety.
- Identify therapies for anxiety.
- What percentage of the U.population is affected by GAD?
- One of the strongest Bible passages about how to find and remain peaceful is
- Job 22:21.
- Psalm 4:8.
- Deuteronomy 28:66-67.
- Philippians 4:6-9.
- Anxiety is the response to a(n)
- real threat of imminent danger.
- physiological response.
- ambiguous sense of threat or danger.
- emotional response.
- According to the DSM-V, which is not considered an anxiety disorder?
- panic attack
- social phobia
- In anxiety disorder, it is thought there is insufficient activation of the
- noradrenergic system.
- serotoninergic system.
- prefrontal cortex.
- Which levels are high in anxiety disorders?
- Risk factors for anxiety disorders include
- high socioeconomic status.
- high educational levels.
- healthy lifestyle.
- poor social support.
- Stress can increase
- the inflammatory responses.
- the immune responses.
- blood sugar levels.
- On a psychological level, patients with GAD typically report subjective symptoms such as apprehension or uneasiness along with
- a flat affect.
- obsessive behaviors.
- compulsive behaviors.
- What should the approach to treatment of anxiety always start with?
- removing the contributing cause
- supportive listening
- encouraging lifestyle modifications
- administering medications
- What is the most commonly used therapy in treating anxiety?
- Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
- Biblical Framework Counseling (BFC)
- Religious CBT uses faith-based concepts to replace
- negative ideas.
- positive ideas.
- anxiety-producing situations.
- avoidance behaviors.
- What does BFC use as a guide for therapy and as a model for living?
- life experiences
- The medications first in line of accepted therapy for anxiety disorders are
- Major advantages of using SSRIs and SSNRIs for anxiety disorders are their effects on
- blood pressure.
- A commonly prescribed benzodiazepine is
- According to Sweat, real care involves being present by actively listening and
- asking good questions.
- avoiding questions.
- providing a strong support system.
- Which scripture reminds us that worry does not add to our lives?
- Ephesians 5:1-20
- Philippians 4:6-7
- Colossians 3:2
- Matthew 6:27