Phobias

By: Ksenia, Azary Reutov

Definition of Phobias - Extremely strong fear of something.

Warning signs/symptoms

-Panic Attacks

-Sweating

-Shaking

- Short of breath

-Tingling sensations

-Abdominal distress

-Chills or hot flashes

-Chest pains discomfort

Risk Factors and Prevention

Some people are born with a predisposition toward a anxiety. May develop as a response to pressure or following traumatic events. Certain types of people get it from their parents genes.

To prevent phobias people get physical help, especially if you have children, because genetics likely play in a role in development of phobias.

Treatments

Some treatments are medication, therapy, psychotherapy, beta blockers, antidepressants, sedatives. Phobias are curable with the right help.
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Science behind Phobias and Helping a Friend

The person will suffer enormous distress, which can interfere with their normal functions. Some people even thinking about their phobias is extremely distressing for them. How you can help a friend out. You can be supportive. Don't laugh or dismiss there phobias. Learn and manage panic and anxiety attacks. Relaxation techniques, be mindful or yoga.

Statistics

60% of woman have Ocd and phobias. 1 in 4 woman will require treatment for depression compared to 1 in 10 men. Woman are more likely to have been treated for a mental health problem that woman 29% compared to men at 17%.

Fun Facts

Jennifer Aniston has a fear of flying - Aviophobia

Johnny deep has a fear of clowns- Coulrophobia

Carmen Electra has a fear of water- Aquaphobia

10 Biggest Fears People Have

Resources

-Understading Psychology Book

-www.medicalnewstoday.com

-www.mind.org.uk

-www,mentalhealth.org.uk

-www.mayoclinic.org