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2. Briefly explain two reasons why a person who is mildly afraid of something cannot be said to be suffering from a phobia (4 marks) [AO1 = 2, AO2 = 2]

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1 2. Briefly explain two reasons why a person who is mildly afraid of something cannot be said to be suffering from a phobia (4 marks) [AO1 = 2, AO2 = 2] AO1 One mark for each reason given. Possible answers: A phobia involves avoidance; fear is extremely intense; phobia affects how a person lives their everyday life; phobia interferes with normal activities; phobias are irrational fears symptoms. AO2 Two further marks for expansion/explanation of reasons. Although not specifically requested, the expansion may come in the form of examples.

2 2. Outline what is meant by a phobia. (2 marks) Up to 2 marks for a description of features of a phobia. Likely points include: an extreme fear (1) which is disproportionate to the danger/irrational (1)/leads to avoidance (1).

3 3. Outline two symptoms of a phobia (2 marks) AO1 Up to 2 marks for symptoms of a phobia. Likely points include: an extreme fear (1) which is disproportionate to the danger (1) irrational (1)/leads to avoidance (1)/maladaptiveness/affects every day life (1). Accept physical symptoms of a panic attack eg hyperventilation, palpitations, sweating, dry mouth, etc. Do not credit high anxiety.


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