Common Symptoms Of Phobias
common symptoms of phobias
Heart palpitations/dry mouth/shaking
Losing control over emotions
Refusal or inability to sleep and change in sleeping patterns
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
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 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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