While phobias and drug addiction can disrupt a person’s life in similar ways, they each have their own causes, symptoms and treatment protocols the co-existence, or comorbidity, of a phobia combined with a drug addiction can present difficulty along the path to treatment. Alright for addiction im interested in how addiction works like do people get addicted to the act of doing, say smoking or become so accustomed to the effect of the drug such as relaxation that you need a smoke for the effect or does the chemical change your brain chemistry so that you essentially require a drug to keep going as for phobias. Addiction is a chronic, progressive disease with a brain chemistry component to it, fear also has a brain chemistry component to it that often requires rebalancing, rewiring and rebooting. A phobia is a kind of anxiety disorder involving an intense, illogical fear of something that involves little or no real danger there are countless specific phobias, including fear of heights, fear of public places, fear of closed-in places, fear of water, fear of flying, and many more. Nomophobia is a proposed name for the phobia of being out of cellular phone contact   however, it is arguable that the word phobia is misused and that in the majority of cases it is another form of anxiety disorder.
Phobias and addictions psy 300 august 11, 2013 dr hawkins phobias and addictions learning is an unwavering change in an individual because of an experience or set of experiences (ricker, 2013) learning can be achieved in a variety of approaches, classical, and operant conditioning as well as positive reinforcement. Phobias and addictions phobias and addictions phobias can be developed through classical conditioning and addictions can be developed through operant conditioning because phobias is an emotion that can be brought out by certain trauma or bad experience and addictions is an emotion that is created through rewards or punishments. Home the complex nature of addiction and recovery dealing with fear in recovery dealing with fear in recovery learning to manage fear in recovery when people give up abusing alcohol and drugs it does not mean that their trials in life are over. Phobias and addiction phobias and addictions psy/300 july 29, 2013 abstract week two of psy/300, which is the general psychology class, has an assignment of writing a paper regarding phobias and addictions.
Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder the anxiety and depression association of america estimates that 19 million americans suffer from a phobia(s) a phobia is essentially an irrational fear that engulfs a person, even though the perceived threat may not be real or the situation poses little danger. Phobias and addictions ashlee d niland psy300 october 22, 2012 dr erickson phobias and addictions “according to kowalski and westen, the concept that learning shapes behavior, forms the fundamental concepts of the behaviorist perspective. - phobias a phobia is when someone has an irrational fear of an object such as fear of heights, fear of snakes, and other things the name phobia is derived from phobos, who is the greek god of fear and most phobias have a greek name.
Addiction recovery stirs up many emotions, but one common emotion people with addiction feel is fear the idea of giving up the substance that has become such an important part of life leaves many unknowns. A phobia is a common anxiety disorder in psychology discipline thus phobias are traditionally irrational fears of an object, situation or activity, where the sufferer takes measures of avoidance, not to face one`s fear ``higher-order conditioning allows our learning to be remarkably flexible. Phobias and addictions paper week two assignment giselle bayard psy/300 – general psychology october 20, 2012 this is an essay concerning phobias and addictions four selected topics in four specific sections are what this paper is comprised of. Phobias, panic attacks and disorders like post-traumatic stress are extremely common: 29 percent of american adults will suffer from anxiety at some point in their lives. Phobias and addictions in the united states each year, comer (2005) proclaims 9 percent of the population displays the symptoms of a specific phobia, “an irrational fear of a specific object or situation” (kowalski & westen, 2009, p 161.
2 vr exposure therapy for phobias and vr cue exposure therapy for addictions. “learning is any enduring change in the way an organism responds based on its experience” (kowalski & westen, 2011, p 164)according to our text, phobias and addictions are two emotional difficulties that can develop through learning (kowalski & westen, 2011)learning can take place through various different methods. Phobias and addictions psy300 phobias and addictions in today’s society, many individuals suffer from phobias and addictions phobias and addictions are typically paired because those with an addiction began with a phobia they were unaware of. The reason phobias and addictions become second nature to us is because of classical and operant conditioning phobias are formed when a specific stimulus becomes associated, through a specific situation or occurrence, with fear, pain, or danger.
This maury parody is pretty different from my others instead of focusing on one person, we focus on many different people this episode is alot darker in plot than my others. Treating phobias and addiction when addiction co-occurs with a specific phobia, both conditions must be treated at the same time for the individual to receive any lasting benefits if the substance use disorder is treated separately, and the phobia is never addressed, the patient is likely to return to drug or alcohol abuse when the psychiatric. Learn about phobias and their role in drug and alcohol addiction fear is a natural, healthy response to stress in fact, the feeling of anxiety is one of our body’s natural defense mechanism. Phobias and addictions january 20, 2014 learning is an unending process that changes our behavior and knowledge due to experience behavior is the combination of a person’s actions and mannerisms as well as their responses to stimuli in conjunction with their environment.
Fear: a major factor in addiction it may not seem like it to a person who has never been addicted, but fear is a big reason that the addicted stay addicted the continuous presence of fear is a big part of what keeps them locked in their addictions. The typical fear and wonder we feel towards clowns may take us to the subconscious believe, that perhaps the mask is indeed the true face of the clown. Phobias and addictions 2 phobias and addictions many people suffer from some type of phobia or addiction phobias are the fears of an object, situation or activity, causing a discomfort or unpleasant feelings “approximately 4 to 5 percent of the united states population has one or more clinically significant phobia in a given year” (national institute of mental health, dec. Specific phobia is a catchall category for any phobias other than agoraphobia and social phobias (wood 522) there are four categories of specific phobias: situational phobia, fear of natural environment, animal phobia, and blood-injection-injury phobia (wood 522.
Fear is an emotion that drives addiction and also stops you from being happy in recovery overcoming fear is one of the biggest challenges for people with the disease of addiction, and you have to learn how to do it.