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Transcript of Phobias
By: Morgan and Mikaela
What is a Phobia?
driven by emotions
object or situation
rarely based on facts
can affect anyone!
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
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.
hard to gain employment or education
fear of snow
Fear of Snow
may refuse to look outside
sick at pictures/videos
mostly childhood incidents
hit by snowball
stuck in deep snow
Seasonal: avoid snow rather than treatment
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
avoidance of outdoors
shudder at sight of snow
urge to hide/flee
feeling of doom
Overcoming your fear
part of nature
therapy (touch snow)
trouble completing tasks
Step 1: Face your fear.
Step 2: Learn to relax.
Step 3: Challenge negativity
The fear of death
Fear of Germs and Dirt
Fear of Germs and Dirt
related to OCD
take multiple showers each day
use hand sanitizer all the time
unwilling to use public restrooms or transportation
will not share food
Feeling numb, queasy and breathless around dead things of death related objects (tombstones)
Usually caused by a bad experience in the past
could lead to social phobia
death of a parent
painful medical procedures
learned from parents
lead to isolation
not be able to participate in public events (ex. sports)
exposure (ex. touching garbage can)
The irrational fear of trees
hylophobia: fear of forests
Xylophobia: fear of wooden objects
Traumatic accident involving trees, for example tree falling on car or house.
Similar to most phobias
Example of one person's story
can't be near germs or sickness
has second house to escape to
puts on mask when kids are sick
does not touch anything
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???
host of Deal or No Deal