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  1. 1. Information Source mental/phobia_symptoms_t ypes_treatment.htm What information did you select from this source? Why did you select this information? Content A phobia is an intense fear of something that, in reality, poses little or no actual danger. Common phobias and fears include closed-in places, heights, highway driving, flying insects, snakes, and needles. When you’re actually exposed to the thing you fear, the terror is automatic and overwhelming. The experience is so nervewracking that you may go to great lengths to avoid it — inconveniencing yourself or even changing your lifestyle. Physical signs and symptoms of a phobia Difficulty breathing Feeling dizzy or lightheaded Racing or pounding heart A churning stomach Chest pain or tightness Hot or cold flashes; tingling sensations Trembling or shaking Sweating Difficulty breathing Racing or pounding heart Chest pain or tightness Trembling or shaking Feeling dizzy or lightheaded A churning stomach Hot or cold flashes; tingling sensations Sweating Emotional signs and symptoms of a phobia Feeling of overwhelming anxiety or panic Fear of losing control or going crazy Feeling an intense need to Feeling like you’re going to
  2. 2. escape Feeling “unreal” or detached from yourself http://hiperfdiy.wordpress.c om/2012/05/28/the-historyof-phobias/ die or pass out Knowing that you’re overreacting, but feeling powerless to control your fear But where did the term phobia come from in the first place? From a Greek god. Phobos was the son of Aries, the Greek god of war. The story goes that Phobos was a frightening and formidable guy—so much so that warriors would paint his picture on their shields to give their enemies a real fright and to get them to run away in terror. So a phobic reaction resembles someone terrified of something. Content Many modern psychoanalysts believe that psychological problems such as phobias can be caused by conflicts in the mind— usually conflicts that the person is not even aware they are having. George Washington: first president of the 1/03/10-well-known-people- United States of America. He had a very and-their-phobias/ serious fear of premature burial. Content Alfred Hitchcock, a famous Hollywood director and producer known for movies such as Psycho and Vertigo, had an extreme fear of eggs Oprah, the queen of daytime television, has a great phobia of gum chewing. ns/phobias/Pages/Introducti on.aspx ns/Betablockers/Pages/Introduction .aspx Phobias are the most common type of anxiety disorder. In the UK, an estimated 10 million people have phobias. Beta-blockers (also known as betaadrenoceptor blocking agents) are medications used to treat several conditions, often by decreasing heart activity. They block the release of the hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline in certain parts of the body. Noradrenaline is a chemical released by nerves when they are stimulated. The noradrenaline passes messages to other parts of the body, such as muscles, blood vessels and heart. Knowledge
  3. 3. lib/facts-aboutphobias/000658 http://www.anxietyuk.or Specific phobias occur in people of all ages. The average age of onset for social phobia is between 15 and 20 years of age, although it can often begin in childhood. Used to help forward the narrative of the documentary Definition of phobia: A phobia is an irrational fear of an object/situation that would not normally trouble most people. Content for the documentary If you have a phobia, you usually won’t have any symptoms until you informationface the situation or object that you support/types-of-mentalfear. healthproblems/phobias/ itions/Phobias/Pages/Sy mptoms.aspx Panic attacks are common among people with phobias. They can be very frightening and distressing. The symptoms often occur suddenly and without warning Information Source facts-about-phobias/000658 What information did you select from this source? Content for documentary Content for documentary Why did you select this information? Specific phobias occur in people of all ages. The average age of onset for social phobia is between 15 and 20 years of age, although it can often begin in childhood. Psychology teacher from college Interview for our documentary Person with weird/extreme phobia Interview for our documentary (content) Complementary and convential therapies to deal with phobias
  4. 4. http://www.cheshirenatural Interview for our documentary (content) Ken Howard : Clinical Hypnotherapist (Warrington hospital) Rang up: 5/111/13 Interview for our documentary (content) bias-therapy/ Answer machine Interview for our documentary (content) .uk/warringtonhypnotherapy Claire Hegarty – Health expert Answer machine Content Who discovered phobias is a question that opens the door to varied psychological and biological viewpoints regarding the origin of phobias. In 20th century, the celebrated Sigmund Freud suggested that phobias were the result of the excessive exploitation of oppression and displacement defense mechanisms.