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Running head: PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER 1
Psychological Disorder
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PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER 2
Psychological Disorder
Human development and socialization are militated by various factors including one’s
culture, environment, predispositions, and perceptions all interplaying with another. Life itself is
a journey allowing one to pass through certain life stages. How well one turns out to be is
dependable on how smoothly these stages are reached. The importance of human development
and socialization and how much they are intertwined in one’s life to sometimes induce certain
disorders will be illustrated in this paper. The author of this paper will critically examine anxiety
disorders. By analyzing these disorders, the relationship between human development and
socialization will be explained and its effect on anxiety development will be addressed.
Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders are very common, as research reports that approximately 29% of the
United States population will endure an anxiety disorder at some point of his or her life and are
seen in every culture. Various anxiety disorders indicate more than one leading factor
contributes to the development of these disorders. Clearly, genetic factors play a significant role
because studies performed on twins indicate that if one twin suffers from anxiety, the other has a
30% greater chance suffering from it too. Besides that, research concluded that a specific gene
implicated in the formation of the neurotransmitter serotonin could be affiliated to a person’s
characteristic level of anxiety. This information leads to the discoveries that chemical
deficiencies occurring in the brain can cause an anxiety disorder. Behavioral psychologists also
suggest anxiety disorders being a learned response to stress and are triggered by the
environment. Furthermore, the cognitive perspective proposes anxiety disorders grow out of
wrongly formed thoughts of one’s view. The five major anxiety disorders as listed followed are

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