Phobias List & Flashcards

Phobias List & Flashcards
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Muso-
Prefix from the Greek word meaning mouse.
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Phobos
Greek term for fear.
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Musophobia
The irrational fear of mice.
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Arachno-
Prefix meaning spider.
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Claustro-
Prefix from the Latin word meaning 'A closing.'
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Agora-
Prefix from the Greek word market place.
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Acro-
Prefix meaning top or height.
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Acrophobia
Fear of heights. You will not see people who suffer from this disorder zip lining or admiring the view from the top of the Empire State Building.
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Phobia
An irrational, extreme, and persistent fear of a thing or situation. A person who suffers from a phobia feels as though the danger is real and imminent.
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Claustrophobia
The irrational fear of tight or closed in spaces. Some people who suffer from this phobia have difficulties riding elevators.
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Agoraphobia
Irrational fear of going out in public, especially to crowded areas. This can include fears of becoming trapped, or of ending up in an embarrassing situation.
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Arachnophobia
Irrational fear of spiders.
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Flashcard Content Overview

Do ever feel like you are being choked when you ride in an elevator? Maybe you freak out if a spider is anywhere near you. If you've experienced either one of these situations or both, you may suffer from a phobia. Phobias are intense and irrational. Although people who do not suffer from a phobia may not understand, the fear is very real to the person who has the phobia. There are numerous phobias; however, with this flashcard set, we are going to focus on some of the most common phobias. Are you ready? Then, access the flashcard set....if you dare!

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Arachnophobia
Irrational fear of spiders.
Agoraphobia
Irrational fear of going out in public, especially to crowded areas. This can include fears of becoming trapped, or of ending up in an embarrassing situation.
Claustrophobia
The irrational fear of tight or closed in spaces. Some people who suffer from this phobia have difficulties riding elevators.
Phobia
An irrational, extreme, and persistent fear of a thing or situation. A person who suffers from a phobia feels as though the danger is real and imminent.
Acrophobia
Fear of heights. You will not see people who suffer from this disorder zip lining or admiring the view from the top of the Empire State Building.
Acro-
Prefix meaning top or height.
Agora-
Prefix from the Greek word market place.
Claustro-
Prefix from the Latin word meaning 'A closing.'
Arachno-
Prefix meaning spider.
Musophobia
The irrational fear of mice.
Phobos
Greek term for fear.
Muso-
Prefix from the Greek word meaning mouse.
Situational phobia
The phobia occurs only during certain situations. An example of this type of phobia is claustrophobia.
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Type of therapy used to treat phobias like claustrophobia. During this therapy, the person is exposed to situations that cause claustrophobia.
Astraphobia
The irrational fear of thunder and lightning.
Coulrophobia
The irrational fear of clowns.
Astra-
Prefix from the Greek word meaning star. In regards to astraphobia, it refers to the Greek goddess of lightning, Astrape.
Coulro-
Prefix from the Greek word meaning stilt-walker (clown).
Ophidiophobia
The extreme and irrational fear of snakes.
Ophidio-
Prefix from the Greek word meaning snake.
Panic disorder and _____ commonly occur together.
Agoraphobia
Social phobia
Type of phobia where the person avoids social situations because of an irrational fear of embarrassment.
One of the criteria for a person to be diagnosed with a specific phobia is the fearfulness must occur for at least _____ months and prevent the individual from functioning.
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This type of therapy is best for the treatment of both specific and social phobias.
Cognitive behavioral therapy

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