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Transcript of Phobias
-Social phobia (fear of public speaking, meeting new people or other social situations)
-Agoraphobia (fear of being outside)
-Specific phobias (fear of other items or situations) Obstacle 1 Obstacle 2 Obstacle 3 Treatment and recommendations Start What is a phobia -The average age that phobias begin is about 10 years of age.
-Women tend to be twice as likely to suffer from a phobia compared to men. signs and symptoms +There are programs that involve educating the patient and his loved ones to help to less the symptoms or the fears.
+Talking about their fears
+Refraining from avoiding situations they find stressful
+Imagining themselves facing their fears (visualization)
+Making positive self-statements like: "I will be O.K" Need some help? Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Freedom From Fear
http://www.freedomfromfear.org Classification Curious Data Psychological symptoms:
Feelings of panic, dread or terror
Shaking, sweating, trouble thinking clearly, nausea, rapid heart beat, trouble breathing, and an overwhelming desire to escape the situation that is causing the phobic reaction Is the cruel fear of a situation, activity, or thing that causes one to want to avoid it.