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Four types of Phobias and Fears: helpguide.org

  • Animal phobias: Fear of snakes, spiders, dogs, rodents, etc....
  • Natural environment phobias: Fear of heights, storms, water, and fear of the dark.
  • Situational phobias: Fear of enclosed spaces, flying, driving, tunnels, and fear of bridges.
  • Blood-Injection-Injury phobia: Fear of blood, injury, needles or other medical procedures.

Phobia Symptoms:  webmd.com

  • Excessive or irrational fear of specific object/situation
  • Avoiding the object or enduring it with great distress
  • Anxiety, pounding heart, nausea, diarrhea, shortness of breath
  • Becoming nervous before contact with phobia

Phobia Treatment: webmd.com

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Patients gradually exposed to fear
  • Medication
  • Relaxation Techniques: deep breathing to reduce symptoms

Normal Fear vs. Phobia Examples: helpguide.org

Normal fear

Feeling anxious when flying through turbulence

Experiencing butterflies when peering down from the top of a skyscraper

Getting nervous when you see a dog

Feeling a little queasy when getting a shot

Phobia

Not going to your friend's destination wedding because you'd have to fly there

Turning down a great job because it's on the 10th floor

Steering clear of the park because you might see a dog

Avoiding necessary medical treatments because you're terrified of needles



 

 

 

 

 

 

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    (Source: Troup Chamber of Commerce)(Source: Troup Chamber of Commerce)

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