Specific and Social Phobias: Definition, Causes and Treatment


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Exposure treatment involves which of the following?

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1. If I am afraid of going to the doctor because I am afraid of what he/she will say about me, I have which of the following?

2. Which of the following is a common issue with anti-anxiety medication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set helps you assess your knowledge of the characteristics that define specific and social phobias. Passing the quiz requires you to be familiar with such topics as exposure treatment and anti-anxiety medication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge surrounding:

  • The organ other than the brain that plays a large role in causing the fear reaction
  • Parts of exposure treatment
  • Problems with anti-anxiety medication
  • Possible origins of social phobia
  • Ability to identify a phobia

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills as you complete the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about problems with anti-anxiety medication from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the origins of social phobia in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about exposure treatment for phobias

Additional Learning

Learn more when you review the accompanying lesson titled Specific and Social Phobias: Definition, Causes and Treatment. That lesson covers these objectives:

  • Identify organs in the body that are responsible for the fear reaction
  • Recognize the symptoms of a fear reaction
  • Define specific phobia and social phobia
  • Discover the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure treatment, and relaxation techniques in treating specific phobia
  • Explore the symptoms of specific phobia and social phobia