Specific Phobias - certain behaviors Obsession •...

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Specific Phobias Irrational, persistent fears; anxiety; and avoidance that focus on specific objects, activities, or situations People with phobias realize that their fears are unreasonable and excessive, but they cannot control them Social Phobia Intense, irrational fear of being observed, evaluated, humiliated, or embarrassed by others in social situations Examples: shyness, not eating or speaking in public Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Extreme preoccupation with certain thoughts and compulsive performance of
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Unformatted text preview: certain behaviors Obsession • Recurring images or thoughts that a person cannot prevent – Cause anxiety and extreme discomfort – Enter into consciousness against the person’s will – Most common: • Being dirty, wondering if you performed an action (turned off the stove), or violence (hit by a car) Compulsion • Irrational acts that person feels compelled to repeat against his/her will – Help to control anxiety created by obsessions – Checkers and cleaners...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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