Anxiety, Habits And Phobias

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Register to read the introduction… The body will eliminate waste, also to send as much oxygen as possible to feed the muscles that are required to generate that action. It is usual to try and avoid any situation that makes us feel anxious, which then has an effect of causing feelings of anxiety about the next time that the person feels that they are likely to be in that situation again. So, every time you try to avoid something it then becomes more difficult to face it. In the long term avoidance is perceived as the better option because this will prevent the feelings of anxiety. This could result in development of a phobia/phobias. What Is A Habit? A habit is something that you do without thinking about it. It is behaviour or a set of behaviours that you do automatically, without thinking and consciously intending to do it. The basic purpose of habits is to assist us in our daily lives e.g. like brushing our teeth, stopping at a red light, getting ready for bed, making the bed, all of these and many more are done in a habitual manner. Apart from that, in addition to not requiring us to constantly use our brains, habits also allows to us to perform multiple tasks at the same …show more content…
Simple phobias - These are phobias about one thing; for example, spiders or flying. They often develop in childhood or adolescence, and for many people they will lessen as they get older
2. Complex phobias - Complex phobias tend to be more disruptive and disabling than specific phobias and often develop after adolescence e.g. fear of drowning, losing control, being lost or fear of open spaces.
3. Social phobia – fear of what might happen when you have to be around people. It can become incredibly debilitating and a seemingly impossible challenge to engage in everyday activities, like shopping, eating out or meeting friends.
4. Panic Attacks – linked with phobia
5. Agoraphobia - Agoraphobia is widely thought to be a fear of open spaces, but it is more complex than this. The essential feature of agoraphobia is that you will feel anxious about being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult, embarrassing, or in which help may not be available in the event of having a panic attack. This anxiety will then result in you avoiding of a variety of situations that may include: being alone, inside or outside the home; being in a crowd of people; travelling by car, bus or plane; or being on a bridge or in a

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