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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Case Studies

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There are four main anxiety disorders which includes, Generalized Anxiety Disorder GAD, Phobic Disorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The most common of these anxiety disorders is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Clients diagnosed with GAD usually demonstrate a high level of anxiety that is not tied to any specific threat with a tendency to be particularly sensitive and susceptible. Being diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, I myself can personally attest to the importance of therapy. The fear of being labeled with a ‘disorder’ in the military or being linked to PTSD after a deployment, therapy was not an option due to fear of losing one’s job. However, the social worker that acquired my case made such a significant difference in my life the decision to change from a nursing major to social work took precedence.
Clients living with phobic disorder tend to be in an endless irrational fear of an object or a situation that shows no factual or existing danger. However, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is recognized as the most successful and frequently used therapeutic treatment for phobias. CBT emphasize on identifying and changing the client negative thoughts, dysfunctional
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The podcast states, “It's a movement that started politically from survivors of trauma who are in the mental health system, really based on a lot of research about how trauma affects people, but really starting to say, you know, our systems are hurting people” (2013). Trauma-informed care is suitable for the social work profession as it recognizes the client experience. The podcast also applaud trauma-informed care for its ability to integrate micro, mezzo, and macro level social. This is an advantage for the agency, the client, and the social worker since meeting the client needs, oftentimes require services from a combination of micro, mezzo, and macro level social
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