Common Symptoms Of Phobias


common symptoms of phobias

  • Heart palpitations/dry mouth/shaking
  • Excessive sweating
  • Losing control over emotions
  • Hyperventilation
  • Hyperactive bowels

  • Refusal or inability to sleep and change in sleeping patterns
  • Stomach pains
  • Possible psychosomatic responses
  • A fear of dying
  • Intense anxiety attack
  • Incoherency in speaking or thinking
  • Refusal to go anywhere considered by the affected person as unsafe

    Treatment
    Drugs are ineffective for phobia treatment so several psychologically inclined treatments are the best bet. Even if you do undergo a drug treatment, severe side effects and/or withdrawal symptoms might occur. The most important thing to remember is that medicines cannot cure thunderstorm fear but only repress the common symptoms of phobias through chemical interaction.



    Social Phobia Statistics
    Approximately 5.3 million American adults ages 18 to 54, or about 3.7 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have social phobia.
    Social phobia typically begins in childhood or adolescence.

    Agoraphobia Statistics
    Agoraphobia involves intense fear and avoidance of any place or situation where escape might be difficult or help unavailable in the event of developing sudden panic-like symptoms.
    Approximately 3.2 million American adults ages 18 to 54, or about 2.2 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have agoraphobia.

    Specific Phobia Statistics
    Specific phobia involves marked and persistent fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation.
    Approximately 6.3 million American adults ages 18 to 54, or about 4.4 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have some of the common symptoms of phobias of this type.

    Phobia statistics source: National Institute of Mental Health











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