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You are a psychologist working in a private practice in Bondi. Your next client of the day is Patrick (31 years of age), a hot-shot lawyer. Patrick discloses that he has a very stressful life. He works long hours, has a demanding job, and is constantly anxious that he will not meet deadlines. He has racing thoughts at night and struggles to get to sleep because of this. Additionally, Patrick experiences constant jaw and neck pain, and often his whole body feels tense. Patrick also gets very nervous before work meetings and experiences shortness of breath, and feelings of panic.

Outline the physiological effects that anxiety can have on the human body using examples from Patrick’s case. Discuss what psychological treatments that you would recommend to Patrick, why you chose them and why they might be effective?

 

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