Essay on Fear and Basic Emotion Key

Submitted By Rees-Malwin
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Rees Malwin - English 2 - 3.02: The Reality of Fear

(Before I do anything, I would like to say that I own a Mac, so I don’t know how to do the three columns, but I’ll definitely try to make it as understanding and organized as possible.)

What I Already Knew
People with anxiety disorders have the same reactions to fear as normal people
You can get rid of fears.
Fear makes us think of something negative that can happen when we don’t know what’s going to happen.
If we didn’t feel fear, we couldn’t protect ourselves
Fight and Flight response (choosing whether you can stay to face you fear, or run from it)

What I Want to Learn More About
How to control yourself from ‘Flight?’ Is there a way to stop yourself from running in a scary situation?
Can what you eat contribute to your fears? As ridiculous as this might sounds, this is one of my most curious questions. As a kid, I’ve been told by my parents that if I eat too much sugar, it’ll give me nightmares. So, could eating certain foods give you more fear?
Is there any foods or drugs that can rid you of fear? As an example, I’m going to use a fictitious drug from a movie I’ve seen multiple times. In ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 3,’ a main character takes a drug known as Hypnocil, which helps her to not dream when she goes to bed, therefore eliminating her from having nightmares. Are there drugs that have the power to do what Hypnocil does?
Are there therapeutic ways, such as hypnosis and accupuncture, that can help us eliminate our