Phobia. Everyone seems to overlook this word. They think that it’s just a fear of something or some people are overreacting. If you’re not in those people’s shoes, you will never understand how horrifying having a phobia could be. You might think that they are just timid but let me tell you, it is so scary that you will start panicking and your whole body will start to sweat while facing the situation that you are fear of. Therefore, today I would be talking about a phobia that I used to have when I was young and it’s quite a common phobia that a lot of people in this world would have. It is called Social Anxiety Disorder or also known as Social Phobia. According to the Malaysian Psychiatric Association, Social Anxiety Disorder is the third largest mental health care problem in the world. It’s said that individuals with this phobia or disorder are very shy throughout their life but many say that the problem started to develop in early adolescence or in adulthood. So what is Social Phobia? Social phobia is actually the fear and anxiety of being judged and evaluated by other parties in social situations but the respective person might be just fine when left alone. I used to have this phobia when I was in secondary school. It was a very hard time for me as I had a lot of difficulties. I hated meeting new people, I get really really nervous when I know that I’m going to meet someone new and someone that I have never knew before. Whenever I was asked to talk in front of a crowd, I would normally stutter a lot and couldn’t answer the teacher’s questions most of the time. It’s funny how I’m in this course currently but yes I indeed had this past in my life. I had a very low self esteem and it feels like everyone is judging me most of time. But thank goodness, after a few years time, I was able to overcome this phobia of mine and move on with life. Firstly, find a friend that you can talk your heart out about your problems or dilemmas. As for me, I was very lucky...
II fear and phobias
a) What is phobia
b) Difference of fear and phobia
c) Part of the brain which is responsible for fear and phobia
d) Classification of phobia
Specific phobia- meaning
Blood injury injection phobia
Natural environment phobia
TreatmentSocialphobia – meaning
Agoraphobia – meaning
A phobia is an extreme, persistent fear that interferes with normal living. It is not necessarily an irrational fear. Many people have phobias of snakes, spiders, lightning, heights, and other items that really are dangerous. What is irrational is the excessive degree of the fear, leading to panic in the presence of the feared object. In most cases, people with phobias are not so much afraid of the object itself but of their own reactions. They fear that they will have a heart attack or that they will embarrass themselves by trembling or fainting. Consequently, They fear that they will have a heart attack or that they will embarrass themselves by trembling or fainting, Consequently, they do whatever they can to avoid the object that reminds...
...Strange and ridiculous phobias:
Leukophobia - Fear of the color white
Genuphobia - Fear of knees.
Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8.
Papyrophobia - Fear of paper.
Random stuff- fear of phobia- phobophobia
Names — Nomatophobia
The fear of names.
Phobia - the mere mention of it can make some people's hair stand on end. Yes, there is such a thing as fear of phobias. Called phobophobia, it happens to a person who dreads being frightened by everything. This type of phobia is different from the fear of everything, which is termed panophobia. Phobophobia, unlike other types of phobia, is more anxiety-related than being based on fear of a single object or situation. People with phobophobia think they most likely have a phobia, but they cannot figure out just what it is. They worry too much about not understanding what causes their fear of being afraid. Simply put, phonophobia is the worry of fear itself.
Fear of phobias can develop from other types of phobias. The intense fear that a person feels toward the other phobia may cause him or her to believe that the condition can lead to something worse. Fearing one's phobia may aggravate the impact of that phobia. When anxiety disorders are left untreated, phobophobia may also develop. This type of phobia may also be a result of a traumatic...
...Module 5 Essay
Discuss the relationship between stress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these issues with hypnotherapy
Word Count 2150
In This essay I shall describe in detail the individual elements, Stress, Anxiety, Habits and Phobias. Firstly I shall describe how these issues manifest within the subconscious, and then I shall address the relationship between the conditions, and how these can come about. Following this I shall discuss the treatment process of my chosen element in more detail (anxiety).
Beginning with Stress. Stress can often over lap with anxiety, but I shall try to describe them individually before divulging into their inter-relations. The dictionary describes stress as “ a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” Stress is linked to our ‘fight of flight’ survival instinct; it has been present from our prehistoric ancestors, as a survival technique. This technique created a sense of fear, and arousal in the subconscious to help flea from harm. Nowadays, we face different threats, as modern day survival depends on our placement in society, and the role of hunter-gatherer has been replaced by earning through means of occupation to supply for our families. This modern day way of life has created more complex threat, and a more deep-rooted variety of stresses such as our social standing, job status, high expectations and...
...Known as a mental disorder a phobia is a persistent fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to compelling desire to avoid it. Phobias tend to affect the way people live their lives, for example, their working and social environments, considering that they last for a very long time and are capable to cause intense psychological physical stress. It is considered today the most common mental and anxiety disorder in the United States (Matig Mavissakalian & David H. Barlow 1981 pp 2). There are many phobias such as: the fear of aging, fear of changing, fear of clowns, fear of getting fat, fear of being in closed spaces, etc.
One who encounters phobias has to deal with a collection of uncontrollable symptoms when their fear is presented. The mild cases, if not psychology cured, tend to grow into fears that are not able to be controlled which lead a person to feel like their life is being taking away from their own control (Erin Gersley 2001). In order to avoid their fear he or she will do anything in their power to not have to encounter it. Although feeling powerless and helpless, the people with the phobias tend to believe that their fears are irrational and exaggerated. These fears are avoided because when encountered they will bring the inability to function normally due to the anxiety provoked. Physical reactions are also encountered although psychologically is mostly...
...Your best friend suffers from a phobia of buttons. Describe the symptoms that he/she displays in the presence of buttons, suggest possible causes for the phobia, and outline potential treatments.
Irrational fears come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from the peculiar to the seemingly absurd. These phobias can take a hold of a person’s life and create barriers preventing them from achieving their goals and hold them back a great deal not to mention the self loathing that may occur as a person comes to term with this disorder they live with. My best friend suffers one of the more unheard of, but still reasonably common phobia ‘Koumpounophobia’, the fear of Buttons.
As far back as I remember, from the very beginning of our relationship it has been present in her everyday life. Upon seeing a button, she will instantly feel nauseas therefore having to remove either herself or it from the situation. Upon a chance contact she will have the compulsion to immediately wash and sanitize the area of exposed flesh that’s touched.
A phobia can be described as “a fear not based on reality”, so without any traumatic experience or reason they can just manifest in ones head. My friend has told me on countless occasions she has no explanation for it. When we were at school together, especially primary school she would get teased and bullied by uninformed children who just didn’t understand the seriousness of...
... Phobias: The 5 Most Common PhobiasPhobia is defined as a persistent, unusual, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation. Traumatic actions are usually what cause the phobia to develop. Many people tend to keep away from their fear and never find a way to face it. There are many phobias that people live with in this world, but the most common are socialphobia, claustrophobia, mysophobia, ophidiophobia, and arachnophobia.
The fear of social situations can become severe when starting a job or beginning school. Socialphobia most likely begins in the adolescent years, after an uncomfortable situation or overprotective parents (drugs.com/socialphobia). For Example, when my grandmother was younger she almost lost her job the first day of work because she was so scared to be around people, but fortunately the manager noticed and he helped her relax. Those who have socialphobia have noticeable symptoms like: blushing, difficulty talking, nausea, and trembling. It is hard for them to attend social events, meet new people and speak in public. They also have a hard time keeping friends (drugs.com/socialphobia). Some people confuse shyness with socialphobia. Shyness is different than socialphobia, while shy...
Explaining PhobiaPhobias are very common. The Association of Psychiatry defines phobia as an excessive and persistent fear of a specific thing (American Psychiatric Association, 2012). Sally, who has a dog phobia since she was in second grade because of a negative experience has anxiety when she meets someone and is asked to go to a new place where she does not know if there is a dog present or not. To explain Sally’s phobia and how it was developed theories are used on how or why she developed the fear of dogs. Phobias can be explained by classical conditions, operant conditioning, and observational learning. Overcoming phobias can be done with extinction and cognitive theory.
Phobias Are Created
Sally seems to have had a negative experience with dogs at a young age. She could have had an operant conditioning. Operant conditioning could have occurred if there was a negative reinforcer for a behavior she did. Maybe her parents punished her with a negative punishment that included dogs.
If Sally is scared of dogs it could be a classical conditioning. Her parents or someone she was close to may have told her that dogs are mean and that she needed to be afraid of dogs. She could have created this phobia from others telling her that she...
...Phobias and Addictions
Phobias and Addictions
In today’s society, many individuals suffer from phobias and addictions. Phobias and addictions are typically paired because those with an addiction began with a phobia they were unaware of. Phobias and addictions should be fragmented into two groups of conditioning with the effects each partakes on an individual: classical and operant conditioning. Classical conditioning occurs when an individual discovers how to respond to a stimulus in their atmosphere. Operant conditioning is when one responds to a reward or penalty. The foremost difference between classical and operant conditioning is the response and a stimulus, which can lead to addictions and phobias.
An addiction is a determined behavior in wanting and needing something. Most know it can have unsympathetic consequences, but the individual will continue this behavior because of the addictions. Furthermore, the majority of addictions start with a satisfying involvement with something and desires to prolong or recreate the act. The addictive individual will endure the behavior with very little, if any self-discipline, even when it can become damaging or has already taken over their body. A person who is addicted will familiarize with desires and cravings to connect with the behavior and this need will build up, until the behavior kicks in...