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  • Specific Phobia Essay

    Specific Phobia Specific phobia is defined as the occurrence of intense and abnormal fear when exposed to a specific object, person or situation. To be diagnosed with specific phobia, the fear must cause last over 6 months and cause severe and debilitating anxiety or distress. There are five categories that all specific phobias fall into: animals (such as sharks), situations (such as planes), blood, injections and injury (such as getting a needle), natural environment (such as storms) and other phobias (such as clowns) (Grivas & Letch, 2013). Specific phobias disrupt normal everyday functioning and can impair the way people work and socialise. Unreasonable thoughts and beliefs occur which cause the person with the phobia to avoid or, if that is impossible, endure the situation with extreme distress (Perelman School of Medicine, n.d.). Most specific phobias develop at an early age, though they can develop at any time, and while some phobias develop because of a single traumatic experience, many sufferers…

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  • Inject-Injury Type-Specific (BIITS) Phobia?

    Background Fear is a primal instinct that has plays a crucial role in the evolution and survival of every animal species. In our study, we will focus on vasovagal fainting episodes induced by viewing injections and wounds in persons with Blood-Inject-Injury Type Specific (BIITS) phobia. Reports of fainting reactions to fear-related stimuli are less than 0.1% across all phobias but reported in 100% of BIITS phobia patients (H. Stephan Bracha, 2004). In physiological terms, a BIITS phobia…

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  • Specific Phobias Analysis

    According to the definition provided by Barlow and Durand (2015), a specific phobia is an irrational fear of a specific object or situation that markedly interferes with an individual’s ability to function (p. 143). Considering the different subtypes of specific phobia (e.g. blood-injection-injury type, situational type, natural environment type, and animal type), and based on my own experiences, I could say that I struggle with two particular phobias. First of all, an animal type of phobia…

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  • Informative Essay On Phobias

    Can you sleep at night with no lights or sound available? Are you able to venture through your backyard, without questioning the presence of harmful insects? Despite the pain, is a medical appointment that requires shots bearable? Often taken for granted, these simple trials can escalate to a fear, then continue to develop into a phobia. Patients with phobias are commonly misunderstood because, only on a rare occasion, can another person relate. Although it is known that many people claim to…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Phobias

    snakes and may go out of your way to avoid them, but this is quite different to having a phobia about something. For example, it is natural to be afraid of a snarling Rottweiler, but not to be terrified of a friendly poodle on a leash. Although a phobia is similar to a fear, there is one key difference: the anxiety experienced by the person is so strong that it interferes with their life and/or ability to function. Phobia patients should consider investing in treatment because the amount of…

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  • Social Phobias: A Case Study

    Foremost, phobias are an anxiety disorder that creates a perpetual, irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object or environment (Myers, 2012). When broken down, there are three distinct type of phobias that an individual can be diagnosed with. The first is specific phobia, which deals with an individual having a fear of a specific object or environment (Preda, 1994-2014). Hence, that said individual might display the symptoms of having a specific phobia towards a certain stimuli that…

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  • Animal Phobia Essay

    Other factors of fear leading to animal phobias were from indirect experience (modeling) and instructions or transmission of information. The researcher combined this with the abundance of warnings and instructions given in today’s Western Society to create these avoidance behaviors. Anxiety, fear, and heart rate all increased significantly in the presence of the threatening stimuli. Specific phobias (SP) are the first characteristic of an anxiety disorder to be present (Burstein et al 2012).…

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  • Mr Shackgleford Case Summary

    I would diagnose Mr. Schackleford with PTSD, depression, and specific phobia of germs. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) requires that a trauma must be experienced, witnesses, or heard about in order for a patient to be diagnosed. Mr. Schackleford served in the Operation Iraqi Freedom conflict and experienced many traumatic situations including IEDs. The specific event that he believes to have had the greatest impression on him as a time with their troop was cleaning up after an event and…

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  • Phobia Essay

    Many people claim to have a phobia without full understanding of the difference between a phobia and plain fear. A phobia is an irrational fear of an object or experience that not only tends to last a long time, but their sense of endangerment exists regardless of the fact that the person knows their extreme fear reaction is irrational. A phobia is a learned behavior that a person’s genetics seem to play a role in the initial development of. This indicates to, phobia being apart of both nurture…

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  • Dangers Of Phobias

    Are you scared of heights or tight, enclosed spaces? Of the wriggly legs of a spider? You might be frightened of these things, but people with phobias are actually impaired physically or psychologically by them. They experience extreme panic attacks, heart palpitations, dizziness, nausea, or even fainting! These are not the symptoms of a normal fright, but rather of a phobic, a person who has a phobia. Phobics avoid the object of their fear at all costs, to the point where it is unreasonably…

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