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Phobias

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Mikaela Capeling

on 10 April 2014

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Transcript of Phobias

Phobias
By: Morgan and Mikaela
Phobias
Causes
Effects
Treatment
Statistics
What is a Phobia?
anxiety disorder
driven by emotions

object or situation

rarely based on facts
can affect anyone!
Symptoms
panic
heart racing
difficulty breathing
shaking
dizziness
churning stomach
hot/cold flashes
Physical signs
Emotional signs
need to escape
feeling detached from your self
fearing going crazy
feeling like you're going to die
understanding that you are overreacting and out of danger, but feeling powerless
stressful situation/experience
frightening event
person you're close to has one
6.3 million Americans have a phobia
The most common phobias are Glossophobia, and necrophobia
5-10 people are likey to be affected by phobias in every 100.
genetic
unreasonably stressed
hard to gain employment or education
Chionophobia
fear of snow
Fear of Snow
stay home
may refuse to look outside
sick at pictures/videos
Possible causes:
mostly childhood incidents
hit by snowball
stuck in deep snow
Seasonal: avoid snow rather than treatment
sledding accident
trapped/dying in cold condition
car accident on snowy road
"I just realized I have chionophobia. It makes so much sense now! Two of my best friends died in car accidents in the snow. I get extremely anxious, want to cry and tear up, sweat, get sick to my stomach and view the snow as dangerous."
"I had to go cry in the bathroom at work because I was afraid to go outside when it started to snow. This is not a joke for those of us who have this fear. Mine is driving in snow and fear of falling. Now I know there are others out there..."
Real Life Stories
Signs/Symptoms:
avoidance of outdoors
shudder at sight of snow
sweating
panic
urge to hide/flee
feeling of doom
Overcoming your fear
acknowledging it
part of nature
therapy (touch snow)
difficulty focusing
trouble completing tasks
(kie-on-oh-FO-bee-uh)
Step 1: Face your fear.
Step 2: Learn to relax.
Step 3: Challenge negativity
Psychotherapy
Self Help
Necrophobia
The fear of death
Mysophobia
Symptoms
treatment
Fear of Germs and Dirt
Fear of Germs and Dirt
GAme!!!
related to OCD
shaking
sweating
crying
paranoia
anxiety
Unusual Behaviors
take multiple showers each day
use hand sanitizer all the time
unwilling to use public restrooms or transportation
will not share food
Symptoms
Feeling numb, queasy and breathless around dead things of death related objects (tombstones)
Usually caused by a bad experience in the past
Exposure therapy
Talk Therapy
could lead to social phobia
Medication
Possible causes:
childhood illness
death of a parent
painful medical procedures
genetic
learned from parents
Dendrophobia
Effects:
lead to isolation
not be able to participate in public events (ex. sports)
Treatment:
behaviour therapy
exposure (ex. touching garbage can)
The irrational fear of trees
Case Study
hylophobia: fear of forests
Xylophobia: fear of wooden objects
Related to...
Causes
Traumatic accident involving trees, for example tree falling on car or house.
Symptoms
Similar to most phobias
extreme anxiety
panic
rapid breathing
shaking
Treatment
Exposure
therapy
medication
Example of one person's story
Howie Mandel
OCD
can't be near germs or sickness
has second house to escape to
puts on mask when kids are sick
does not touch anything
youtube.com/watch?v=dSZNnz9SM4g
Case study
Interview with someone who has dealt with dendrophobia.
Had a traumatic accident with a tree
Has anxiety around trees
Deals with his phobia with exposure and talk therapy
Do you know your Phobias???
Canadian comedian
host of Deal or No Deal
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