Phobias (General)

Adam O'Rourke
Flashcards by Adam O'Rourke, updated more than 1 year ago
Adam O'Rourke
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A-Levels Psychology (PSYB2 - Phobias/OCDs) Flashcards on Phobias (General), created by Adam O'Rourke on 05/31/2013.

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Phobia A persistent and unreasonable fear of a particular object, activity or stuation
Symptoms -Intense and irrational fear which cases anxiety and may result in a panic attack -Avoidance behaviour, complicated behaviour patterns to avoid the phobia
Three Types of Phobia -Agoraphobia, fear of open spaces -Social Phobias, fear of performing or social interaction -Specific Phobia, fear of anything
Three Types of Phobia -Agoraphobia, fear of open spaces -Social Phobias, fear of performing or social interaction -Specific Phobia, fear of anything
Agoraphobia Results from an unexpected panic attack, the persons reaction is to return to a safe place as quick as possible. They fear it happening again and they wont go out, avoidance behaviour
Social Phobias Fear of social situation where embarrassment may occur A fear of being judged 3 Types -Performance -Interaction -Generalised The may feel inadequate and often become workaholics or have all consuming hobbies
Specific Phobias Many children have specific phobias between the ages of 5 and 10 but many of them disappear through adolescence
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