Psychology A2: Phobia

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-an irrational fear that disrupts normal behaviour

-an excessive and unreasonable fear which interferes with normal functioning: often accompanied by fainting, mild depression etc.

-triggered from a young age: Learning Behaviour

Clinical characteristics:

1. the immediate reaction is a heightened stress response (GAS-the flight or fight response)

2.this can lead to tightness in the chest and hyperventilation (breathing difficulties) 

3. hyperventilation can lead to light-headedness, pins and needles and painful muscle contractions

4. muscle tension can lead to headaches and pain in…



Very precise!
Thank you :)

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