Due Sunday, July 13, 2014
There are numerous theories that attempt to explain the development and manifestation of psychological disorders. Some researchers hold that certain disorders result from learned behaviors (behavioral theory), while other researchers believe that there is a genetic or biological basis to psychological disorders (medical model), while still others hold that psychological disorders stem from unresolved unconscious conflict (psychoanalytic theory). How would each of these theoretical viewpoints explain anxiety disorders? Does one explain the development and manifestation of anxiety disorders better than the others?
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THEORIES ON ANXIETY DISORDERS
Anxiety can be defined as an unpleasant feeling in which a person develops fear and apprehension. A person shows the clear presence of anxiety in anxiety disorders, but anxiety is not specific to anxiety disorders (Anxiety Disorders, n.d.).
Biological theories or the Medical Model proposes that anxiety disorders can be explained with the help of the genetic coding of a child or an adult. The Biological theorists believe that chemical imbalance could be the cause of anxiety disorders. In a study conducted on biological basis of generalized anxiety disorders, the researchers, Brawman-Mintzer O and Lydiard RB found that there is a possibility of abnormal regulatory mechanisms in biological components in generalized anxiety disorder patients (Brawman-Mintzer & Lydiard, 1996). The psychoanalytic theory suggests that the upbringing of the child can cause anxiety problems.