If you think you may have the signs and symptoms of having a phobia
, it's important to seek the help of a mental health professional for an accurate diagnosis, Rose says.
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They believe the therapy has the potential to cure people of their phobias
- normally, phobias
are treated with exposure therapy that involves gradual introduction to the object of fear until they are not afraid anymore.
can be overcome and there are a number of different treatments available; relaxation techniques, familiarisation therapies or hypnosis for a start.
If a child has a phobia
they can simply learn to grow out of it, but an adult might need some intervention.
affect nearly nine percent of American adults, or about 20,000,000 people, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Md.
The new research, by the parenting site Netmums, found the most common reason for such a phobia
was bullying, with parents claiming it was the trigger behind almost a quarter of cases.
These forms are social anxieties, specific phobias
, which include having excessive fear from specific animals, objects, and situations, and agoraphobia, a social phobia
Mark O'Donoghue, of Stoke-on-Trent-based Purple Smarties, has had an influx of people handling various phobias
, including a fear of flying, a fear of dogs, and even a fear of buttons
In fact, the person might even panic at the idea of coming in contact with the source of the phobia
In the first glass, there is cold water - your fear and phobia
- and in the second, hot water - your feelings of relaxation.