What You Can Change; The Treatments for Phobias

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What You Can Change; The Treatments for Phobias

In this paper I will cover many topics that are associated with the word phobia. I will describe the meaning of the word phobia, and explain how a phobia is actually a disease. I will also cover the many techniques used in phobia treatment. The specific treatments that are included in this paper are contingency management, modeling, self-control, one-session treatments, desensitization, fears based on wrong beliefs, intense fear exposure or flooding, and group therapy. I will break down contingency management into separate categories. The specific categories of contingency management are positive reinforcement, shaping, extinction, and stimulus fading. I will characterize each of the phobia treatments described above and explain how each proves to be a successful way to treat phobias. I will also illustrate how one can overcome their fears and carry on a normal life with the proper treatments.

What You Can Change; The Treatments for Phobias

Imagine a football player, known for his pure brutality on the field, running to the locker room when a mouse scurries across his feet during a game, a professional stuntman who willingly risks his life everyday for a p... Continue Reading