“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

The fear can be of a specific place, situation, or object. Unlike anxiety disorders, a phobia is usually connected to something certain.

Phobia is an uncontrolled and illogical fear reaction. You may experience a deep sense of dread or panic when you encounter the source of your fear.

What are the causes of phobia?

Phobia occurs because of some of the following conditions:

  • Children who have a close relative with anxiety disorder
  • Genetic and environmental factors
  • Distressing events, such as nearly drowning
  • Exposure to confined spaces
  • Extreme heights
  • Animals
  • Insect Bites

Common phobias are:

  1. Agoraphobia – a fear of places or situations that you can’t escape from
  2. Social phobia –  extreme worry about social situations and it can lead to self-isolation
  3. Glossophobia –  fear of speaking in front of an audience
  4. Acrophobia – fear of heights
  5. Claustrophobia – a fear of enclosed or tight spaces
  6. Aviophobia – is a fear of flying
  7. Others

What are the symptoms of phobia?

  • rapid speech or inability to speak
  • elevated blood pressure
  • trembling or shaking
  • a choking sensation
  • a sense of impending doom
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • shortness of breath

Is phobia treatable?

Yes, treatment for phobias can involve therapeutic techniques, medications, or a combination of both. Almurshidi Medical Agency will provide you the best hospitals to provide the care for your phobia.

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