Sitophobia or Sitiophobia- Fear of food or eating. (Cibophobia) Snakephobia- Fear of snakes. (Ophidiophobia) Soceraphobia- Fear of parents-in-law. Social Phobia- Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations. Sociophobia- Fear of society or people in general.
amusement or indifference) whereas irrational beliefs will lead to unhealthy emotions (e.g. fear or panic). Ellis claimed that irrational beliefs can lead to negative and inappropriate emotions. In 1967 Beck indentified the cognitive triad which consisted of three main cognitive biases that lead to disorders such as depression; a negative view of the world, a negative view of themselves and a negative view of the future. These biases interrelate and tend to perpetuate someone's depression.
Although anxiety attacks are an unwelcome symptom of anxiety, they are also a warning that one is under too much stress and should seek help. If one does seek help for this anxiety, it is likely he can overcome the disorder whereas ignoring the symptoms will only make it worse. Some of the anxiety disorders that Hart lists are panic anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), specific phobias, social phobias, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder, and separation anxiety disorder (Hart, 1999). Hart calls anxiety a disease of stress. He goes on to explain that stress causes the neurotransmitters of the brain to deplete which causes anxiety.
The characters hint at their fear but never state they are scared “My inert hand grasping my pistol”” My mind paralyzed by its dreadful shape”; quotes such as this show that the character is scared but do not want to admit it, this shows us that they are in a dangerous situation or a scary situation which creates suspense for the reader. Wording such as ‘inert’ and ‘paralyzed’ shows the reader that there is something to be feared, it implies the character is paralyzed with fear and inert and cautious because something is there. Fear
Agoraphobia by definition in the DSM-IV-TR represents the fear of being unable to escape from a situation or place. Agoraphobia symptoms also include excessive worry about having a panic attack in a public place. Commonly feared places and situations are elevators, sporting events, bridges, public transportation, shopping malls, airplanes, crowds or lines of people according to the Mayo Clinic. Such as the fear of driving a car due to the anticipation of having an attack could lead to agoraphobia. Persons suffering from Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia often become homebound in severe cases.
This phobia can become quite irrational if left untreated. All a phobia needs to get started is a negative experience followed by subsequent avoidance of similar situations. Avoiding the situation 'rewards' the fearful behaviour with temporary relief. The sub-conscious mind encourages us towards this 'rewarding' behaviour and hence escalates the fear with every avoidance until a full blown, panic-inducing phobia is
Does Tina have a specific phobia and if yes, what is the feared object? |Tina does have a specific phobia. Her phobia is when “immediate anxiety is produced by exposure to the object.” Her fear is a bridge | |collapsing while she is driving on it. | Diagnosing Panic
* There is distress in aspects of life such as social and occupational functioning. * Phobia – Please list ALL diagnostic criteria for this disorder? * Phobia is characterized by persistent and unreasonable fear of an object, activity, and/or situation. * When encountering or even thinking about these specific objects, activities, or situations fear immediately presents itself and an immediate anxiety response is provoked. * People who are suffering from phobias can often realize that their fear is irrational but thinking about it causes extreme anxiety.
Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by fear and panic like symptoms and is a “specific phobia”. Specific phobias are extreme fears of a specific object or situation. Patients diagnosed with agoraphobia experience intense fear at the thought of two or more of the following situations; “being outside of the home alone; traveling in public transportation; being in open spaces; being in stores or theaters; or standing in line or in crowds”. (Sue, Sue, Sue & Sue) Agoraphobics fear comes from the thought of “no escape”. Patients diagnosed with Agoraphobia also have trouble with overacting body stimulation, and experience trouple coping with routine change.
“Fear is a chain reaction in the brain that starts with a stressful stimulus and ends with the release of chemicals that cause a racing heart, fast breathing and energized muscles, among other things, also known as the fight-or-flight response.” (Layton) Fear is something that we all deal with in some way. Fear can keep us from reaching our goals; it can keep us from realizing our dreams. In the context of this paper, fear “implies anxiety and usually loss of courage” (Fear). In Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, the reader finds that overcoming the beliefs that cause fear is the key to success. The main characters in this novel are Charles Halloway, his son Will, and Will’s friend, Jim Nightshade.