You are on page 1of 3

Exploring Phobias: Guided Notes

A ____________ is a fear that is illogical and can keep you from doing regular activities or interfere with your life. There are three main types of phobias: Specific phobia _____________ _____________ Checking for Understanding: What have we learned so far?
1. 2. 3.

Specific phobias are irrational fears of a certain object, activity, situation, or person. There are five types of specific phobia:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

___________ type specific phobias include but are not limited to fear of: Dogs Cats Snakes Insects Natural environment type specific phobias include but are not limited to fear of: Heights _______ Storms _______ Blood-injection-injury type specific phobias include but are not limited to fear of: _________ Getting a shot or injection Seeing ___________ ______________ type specific phobias include but are not limited to fear of: Flying Driving _________ Enclosed spaces

Other type specific phobias include but are not limited to fear of: Clowns Disease ______ ______ Checking for Understanding: What have we learned so far? 1. 2. ___________________is sometimes referred to as a fear of open spaces. People who suffer from agoraphobia are afraid of being _________________________ that might cause them to panic. This intense fear of being in public and having a panic attack can cause a person to avoid_______________! Social phobia is the fear of being ___________or embarrassed in a _________ setting. Those with social phobia experience intense fear and anxiety when in social situations where judgment may occur. Some examples of fears associated with social phobia include: Public speaking _____________________ Getting called on in class _____________________ Checking for Understanding: What have we learned so far? 1. 2. Phobias can be caused by: __________________ Heredity Seeing another person show fear in a certain situation Reading or hearing about something that may be dangerous ___________________ Although there are many different phobias, those who suffer from phobias experience similar symptoms. Symptoms include: ________________ Strong urge to avoid or get away from the feared object or situation ________________ ________________ Physical symptoms like shortness of breath, sweating, increased heartbeat, and dizziness Checking for Understanding: What have we learned so far? 1. 2.

Phobias are usually treated with _________________ and ________________________. Most behavior therapy involves ________________ exposing the patient to his or her feared situation. This is done by a __________________ and with the permission of the patient. Eventually, the patient should be able to face the feared situation without any anxiety or symptoms. Most phobias can disappear with ____________________. Other methods of treatment include: Virtual reality based treatment ________________________ POP QUIZ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.