Issues Anxiety

Phobia

Phobia

A phobia is excessive fear of one particular object or situation.  For example an excessive fear of:

Animals or insects      e.g., dogs, spiders    

Natural environment   e.g., storms, water

Specific situations   e.g., tunnels, heights    

Other types                 e.g., vomiting, clowns

People suffering with phobias will avoid the feared object/situation at any cost.  Anxiety is triggered in the presence of feared stimuli or when anticipating the feared stimuli.