Specific phobia

Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • What Is Specific Phobia

    772 Words  | 4 Pages

    Specific Phobia Introduction In all cultures and across all times, anxiety and fear have been significant factors in the lives of humans. We all are genetically programmed to become anxious about things that cause harm or abandonment, but if we pair any thoughts, feelings, actions or sensations with a specific objects this can cause anxiety. However not all people are experiencing anxiety in the same manner. In this assignment we will look at what is irrational fears, what causes it, how does that

  • Specific Phobia Of Claustrophobias

    757 Words  | 4 Pages

    1). Emmitt, who has just suffered a serious knee injury, cannot undergo an MRI because he has an irrational fear of narrow, enclosed spaces. Answer: Specific Phobia of Claustrophobia (King, 2016); specific phobias consist of irrational fears of specific thing or circumstance. Claustrophobia is a fear of narrow, enclosed spaces. 2). Andre has 16 different people, each with its own unique traits and memories, living inside of him. He thinks they sometimes "take turns" running his affairs for him

  • Specific Phobias

    283 Words  | 2 Pages

    The most common treatment for specific phobias is a form of psychotherapy called exposure therapy, although other treatments include other therapies or medication (Andrews et al. 2009). The goal of treatment for specific phobias is to improve quality of life so that patients are no longer limited by their phobias. Exposure therapy focuses on changing the response to the object or situation feared. Gradual, repeated exposure to the source of the specific phobia and the related thoughts, feelings and

  • Specific Phobia

    1712 Words  | 7 Pages

    The experiment consisted of 23 participants that met the inclusion criteria which includes: (1) Meet DSM-IV criteria of specific phobia in spiders (2) Minimum of one-year duration of phobia (3) Patient must not be able to remove lid of a cage with a tarantula prior to treatment (4) Have no other psychiatric problem (5) No current alcohol or drug dependence (6) No severe physical illness An interesting aspect of this experiment was that there was no fixed amount of sessions, rather, the

  • Common Specific Phobias

    1167 Words  | 5 Pages

    more commonly known as an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are not just nerves, a person cannot overcome it on his or her own. If possible the person would completely avoid the sources of anxiety at all cost and not face it on his or her own (“Phobias”). This is called

  • Specific Phobia Specifiers

    613 Words  | 3 Pages

    Specific Phobia, under the category of anxiety disorder, there are five different specifiers. Nonetheless, this paper will focus on the treatment for claustrophobia, a situational phobia subtype. In general, there are two types of treatments, psychological and biological. However, several research suggested that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which incorporates the exposure of anxious situation to the patient, can obtain approximately 70%-80% of improvement rate (Beidel, Bulik, & Stanley, n

  • Specific Phobia Research Paper

    461 Words  | 2 Pages

    Specific phobia is the disproportionate fear or avoidance of a particular object or situation. Phobias are intense, unreasonable fears that interfere with functioning. Anxiety and fear are common to be a part of most of the other anxiety disorders like social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and agoraphobia. The development and maintenance of a specific phobia can be the result of fear conditioning. The behavioral model of specific phobia is based upon the assumption that thoughts and beliefs can

  • The Five Sub-Types Of Specific Phobia

    267 Words  | 2 Pages

    Specific phobia, also known as simple phobia, is an anxiety disorder characterized by persistent and unreasonable fear of something or fear of a situation, wherein such fear is not proportionate to the danger or risk of that thing or situation that a person has the fear of. The five sub-type of specific phobia are the animal, natural environment, blood injection injury, situational and others. The most common specific phobia is the animal phobia. Examples of this animal phobia include fear of

  • The Conscious And Subconscious Facets of a Phobia

    1512 Words  | 7 Pages

    a person feels obligated to avoid is considered a phobia 1. The word “phobia” originates from the Greek word "Phóbos" that translates as morbid fear 5. Phobias present themselves in different intensities. For example, one person may show negligible symptoms of claustrophobia while another could be completely conspicuous and avoid enclosed spaces altogether. Studies show that the reason for phobias to arise comes from

  • Taking a Look at Fears and Phobias

    1472 Words  | 6 Pages

    that a person feels obligated to avoid isconsidered a phobia (1). The word “phobia” originates from the Greek word "Phóbos" that translates as morbid fear (5). Phobias present themselves in different intensities. For example, one person may show negligible symptoms of claustrophobia while another could be completely conspicuous and avoid enclosed spaces altogether.Studies show that the reason for phobiasto arise comes

Previous
Page12345678950