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I think it is important to stress that although a person's genes may make them particularly susceptible to an anxiety disorder, it doesn't necessarily mean that they will develop this disorder. It should be said that personal and social factors can bring out an anxiety disorder in some cases. The effect that both social and biological factors have on the disorder should be stated. I think this is best placed under the Biological Vulnerabilities subheading. Richardferranti (talk) 03:32, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Please feel free to edit the article if you see a way to improve it. The worst that can happen is that somebody will revert your edit. Looie496 (talk) 20:39, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
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Hi, Psyeconhokie16; could you please provide us a means of contacting your professor about registering a course, which will make your work more productive and enjoyable? It doesn't look like your prof has shared info with you about Wikipedia's guideline for sourcing medical content. Depending on what text you want to add, the sources you list above may not be compliant.
Presumably this is the DSM? If so, we must take great care not to duplicate the DSM criteria here, as the APA guards their copyright stringently.
1999 ??? Dated. Is that a website? What is the URL?
Not likely to be useful as a source (pls review WP:MEDRS on laypress sources).
Not a good source ... self-help, etc.
If Wiki Education staff could contact your professor, they could better orient him or her on sourcing for Wikipedia. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:20, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
I would like to propose a minor edit under the "Descriptions" subheading. It would read as, "Anxiety can be experienced with long, drawn out symptoms that one lives with every day, reducing their everyday quality of life, known as chronic (or generalized) anxiety, or it can be experienced in short spurts with stressful panic attacks sporadically throughout one's life, known as acute anxiety.
I envision this addition being added to the end of the second paragraph after reference . This information would add to the diversity of the facts included in the article, and allow readers to have a better, well-rounded understanding of anxiety as a mental illness.Akduncan (talk) 21:50, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Akduncan, welcome to Wikipedia and thanks for proposing your edit on talk. Correcting some minor issues (like how we place punctuation, see WP:FN) in your proposal would yield:
Anxiety can be experienced with long, drawn out or daily symptoms that reduce one's quality of life, known as chronic (or generalized) anxiety, or it can be experienced in short spurts with stressful panic attacks sporadically throughout one's life, known as acute anxiety.
There are a couple of problems. First, I don't find anything verifying these definitions of acute and chronic on the Mayo website (perhaps I've missed it, can you point out where you see it?), and second, please review WP:MEDRS regarding sites like Mayo for sourcing content on Wikipedia. Regards, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:49, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for the help with the minor punctuation issues. In regards to the information on the Mayo website, here is a quote with the information I used for my reference: "Generalized anxiety disorder includes persistent and excessive anxiety and worry about activities or events — even ordinary, routine issues. The worry is usually out of proportion to the actual circumstance, is difficult to control and interferes with your ability to focus on current tasks. It often occurs along with other anxiety disorders or depression." Akduncan (talk) 23:21, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes, but how are you using that page to make this distinction between acute and chronic? I don't see that on the page. Also, if you could locate a secondary review for this info, it would be grand! There is a box at the top of this talk page labeled "Ideal sources ... " ... if you can search those sources, you will surely find something useful. Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2008-06-30/Dispatches may be helpful in learning how to search PubMed. Mayo Clinic, although not specifically disallowed, is not a great source. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:51, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
I understand what you are saying. I found a study on PubMed that focused on the treatment of patients with generalized anxiety disorder which was described as a "chronic illness," and mentioned how the treatment of individuals with chronic anxiety is different than that of individuals with acute anxiety because of their varied characteristics and symptoms. Here is the link to that study. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Akduncan (talk • contribs) 03:09, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
I have correctly indented your talk page post, and please be sure to sign your talk post with four tildes ( ~~~~ ) after them. PMID 15448583 is a secondary review, which is good, but it would be better if you found something less than five years old (that is from 2004, more than a decade old). Did the source specifically mention panic attacks? And please note how to format citations: SandyGeorgia (Talk) 05:22, 20 April 2015 (UTC)