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What are Phobias?

An irrational fear of an object or situation characterised by fear and anxiety

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DSM-5 Categories:

Anxiety disorder section, whereby disorders have the primary symptom of anxiety.

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Specific Phobia:

Phobia object/situation

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Social Anxiety (Social Phobia):

Phobia of a social situation

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Agoraphobia

Phobia of being in public places

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Behavioural Characteristics

Ways in which people act

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Examples of Behavioral Characteristics

Panic, Avoidance, Disruption of functioning, Endurance

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Emotional Characteristics

Ways in which people feel

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Examples of Emotional Characteristics

Anxiety, Fear, Unreasonable emotional response

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Cognitive Characteristics

Concerns the way in which people process information, those with a phobic disorder tend to process information differently from other objects/situations

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Examples of Cognitive Characteristics

Selective Attention to Phobic Stimulus, Recognition of exaggeration anxiety, Cognitive distortions