Phobias

  • Created by: gemshort
  • Created on: 14-11-17 20:31

Phobias are characterised by excessive fear and anxiety triggered by an object, place or situation

Behavioural characteristics of phobias

  • Panic: a phobic person may panic in response to the presence of the phobic stimulus
  • Avoidance: unless the sufferer is making a conscious effort to face their fear, they tend to go to a lot of effort to avoid coming into contact with the phobic stimulus
  • Endurance: the alternative to avoidance

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