Diagnosis Of Anxiety Disorder ( Adhd )

872 Words Sep 14th, 2015 4 Pages
Diagnosis of Anxiety Disorder Jake’s origin of his Anxiety Disorder stemmed from the rise in the difficulty of his classes. More specifically, it could have been a behavioral, humanistic, and/or a cognitive factor of which induced his anxiety. Depending on how the counselor came up with Jake’s diagnosis, comparative analysis can be applied to the three possible variable factors of Jake’s counselor’s reasoning, and how other psychologists view each of the same behavioral, humanistic, and cognitive factors today.
A Behaviorist believes that all behavior is the result of activated stimuli based off of an individual’s environment. Therefore, his counselor would analyze and observe the various stimuli affecting Jake’s life and see if they were similar to the factors known to cause Anxiety disorder. Cognitive Psychology takes into account more than just external stimuli.
The Cognitive Psychologist would also analyze Jake’s mental processes to determine why the increased difficulty of his classes would cause Anxiety Disorder in him, as the same thing does not happen in all cases. In Jake’s situation, his cause was the increase of difficulty in his classes, and the effect was his Anxiety Disorder. Furthermore, Jake’s Anxiety Disorder can be rationally explained by the evolutionary response system humans feel when they’re put into a rather uncontrollable, unknown, or in Jake’s circumstances, difficult situations. It is believed that Natural Selection favored those who felt a…
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