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Dr. GYANENDRA JHA
MD (Psychiatry)
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EXAM PHOBIA

HOW TO OVERCOME AND COPE WITH EXAM PHOBIA?

Exam phobia has become so common phenomena now a day that everyone of us talks about it and mostly this topic comes in demand obviously during season of exams. We can very well relate with it but I will ask you to stop thinking regarding exam phobia for a moment, now you will ask me come to the point and tell us some measures to fight with it. Yes I am going to give you some mantras which I think will help you definitely but before that try to understand the phenomena.

DO YOU KNOW THE MEANING OF PHOBIA?

Do you?

Yes.

Think again.

May be some of you must be knowing the meaning of phobia but may be some of you would not.

Lets start from start, because knowing your enemy is the first step of any battle.

May be some of you would thinking that fear of something is phobia. Let it be exam or any other situation or any other stimulus or something else.

Is this your definition of phobia?

If yes, then I would say you are half correct and half incorrect.

In total you are not perfectly right.

Then what is the meaning of this phobia? Let me tell you the definition of phobia.

"Phobia is recurring, excessive, unreasonable psychological or autonomic symptoms of anxiety, in the (anticipated) presence of a specific feared object or situation leading, whenever possible, to avoidance."

Now you can very well understand the difference between exam fear and exam phobia.

Let me tell you one thing very clearly and with total sincerity that the fear of exam is an essential element for good performance and there is nothing wrong in it. Even in most of the cases this fear transforms an ordinary student / learner in to someone very potent student. This constant fear forces you to plan accordingly otherwise you will not get prepared. This anticipatory fear turns you in to well prepared and rehearsed examinee. You should thank your fear and should try to shape yourself accordingly. You should channelize this energy of fear in to your preparedness acts.

If a student does not recognize this fear of exam early in his or her course and do not respond back to it enthusiastically mostly this fear transforms in to monster we called as exam phobia. Many students then do not feel comfortable to handle this tension and breaks down psychologically and hence they avoid the annoying and disturbance producing situation which is exam in itself.

As you all know that prevention is better than cure.

It applies here too, being parents or students you have the liability to recognize this fear of exam as early as possible and get prepare a plan to handle this fear of exam or to conquer over it, before it is too late to respond back. You need to have a Proactive approach to stop this dangerous conversion of fear in to phobia.

MANTRAS TO COPE WITH EXAM PHOBIA: