Acute Anxiety

A 24-year-old client suffering from acute anxiety. The features that they are likely to present are:-

a) Blurred vision, lack of memory, paranoia

b) Sweating, palpitation, apprehension

c) Confusion, insomnia, dry mouth

d) Attention seeking, suggestibility, apprehension.

Answer: B

Discussion;

At least four of the following symptoms must be
present to identify the presence of a panic attack. When
fewer than four symptoms are present, the individual is
diagnosed as having a limited-symptom attack.
● Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
● Sweating
● Trembling or shaking
● Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
● Feeling of choking
● Chest pain or discomfort
● Nausea or abdominal distress
● Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint
● Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization
(feelings of being detached from oneself)
● Fear of losing control or going crazy
● Fear of dying
● Paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations)
● Chills or hot flashes

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