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    Dangers Of Phobias

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    Oxford Dictionaries, a phobia is “an extreme or irrational fear of something.” A phobia is persistent, and excessive, even if the actual object itself poses little, or no danger. There are three main categories of phobias: specific, social, and agoraphobia. Specific phobias are irrational fears of a certain object or situation. Examples include arachnophobia, acrophobia (fear of heights), and claustrophobia. Social phobias, according to the Mayo Clinic, are “a chronic health condition in which…

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    Currently there is insufficient data to diagnose the following anxiety disorders as well as applying the provisional specifier: Specific Phobia; Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia); Panic Disorder; Agoraphobia; Substance/Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder; and Anxiety Disorder Due to another Medical Condition. Aside from the information yet provided by the assessments, information such as the type of attacks (cued, uncued, or situationally predisposed)…

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    crying to my mom and told her what had happened. To my amazement, she tried to convince me that he was only playing and teasing. It was rape, and I was only eleven! That day my life was transformed into fear, and I started down the dark road into agoraphobia. The trust I had in the world came to an end. The next day I called my father from school, he was at work. I told what had happened to me and my mother’s actions. He started to cry and tell me how he was sorry. I said to go back to the…

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    Ever here a bang and crash of thunder and lightning and run for shelter, ducking under doorways and diving into the nearest closest, while piling who-knows-what’s-in-there all on top of you? Or scurry under covers because of a gust of wind? Then you, my friend, may have astraphobia, or the fear of thunder and lightning. This informative article will also include the meaning and cause(s) of astraphobia, the effects and victims of astraphobia, and history of astraphobia. Though not generally…

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    If we now focus on chapter 11 based on psychological disorders, the pages 448 - 451 include information on Anxiety and Stress Disorder. The textbook refers anxiety as a disorder in which an individual hold feelings that are uncomfortable, dreadful and worrying. The textbook mainly focuses on Anxiety Disorders but does include that anxiety may happen on a day-to-day basis, in which too much of it may become hazardous. A person who has been experiencing anxiety may be for the reason that they are…

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    Song Of Solomon Analysis

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    To begin, it is worth noting that this is one of those stories about doing the right thing for the wrong reason. And, in this case, I think it works. Lisa decides to "fix" Solomon's agoraphobia so that she can get into her dream college's psychology program and write about how she's already on track to be an amazing psychologist. Naturally, it goes without saying, that this is her journey to discovering that people can't be fixed. I was a bit apprehensive because this idea has the potential to…

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    Essay On Panic Disorder

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    Panic disorder is fairly common psychological disorder which affects people mentally, emotionally and physically. Around 2 out of 100 people are affected by this condition. It is treatable in a number of ways and does not lead to any serious problems, but it does impact a person’s mental state severely. Panic attacks can be caused by underlying trauma, stress, catastrophic thinking and genetics. Panic disorder is a misunderstood disorder, with many people not knowing enough about it. It is not…

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    such as sweating, nausea, heart palpitations, chest pain, fear of dying, and shortness of breath, that quickly develop and reach a climax within ten minutes (page 363 handbook). It is important to note that panic disorder may occur with or without agoraphobia, which is the fear of being in places from which escape might be difficult (page…

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    What About Bob Analysis

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    recounts his symptoms like dizziness, blurred sight, and nausea that could fit in to somatization disorder. Bob shows signs of pathophobia when he says in the interview, “I worry about diseases.” Another DSM-V phobia that Bob could fit would be agoraphobia. Throughout the beginning of the movie, Bob shows signs of anxiety and the accompanying of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. According the DSM-V, there has to be the signs of anxiety in two out of five situations and Bob displays that both in the…

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    Panic Attack Case Study

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    impairment in occupational, and social functioning (Castonguay & Oltmanns). She may become so impaired that she will become unable to work. Her panic attacks may begin to spread to other situations that she may avoid as listed in the criteria for Agoraphobia. Panic Disorder places her at risk of constraining other social activities, problems in her marital functioning, substance abuse, sleep dysregulation due to nocturnal panic attacks, an increased risk of suicidal ideation and attempts…

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