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Other common phobias (such as a fear of dogs or heights) trigger a physical response when the person is exposed to the feared object/ situation that results in an increase in blood pressure and heart rate as the body goes into fight or flight mode.
Exposure Treatment (VRET) This can help treat phobias in a computer-simulated environment.
Medical phobias Nik says: "People can be terrified of hospitals, injections or GP surgeries.
org/psychiatrists/practice/dsm) DSM-5 ) however, does not recognize trypophobia as an official phobia yet.
SUFFERERS of this phobia may avoid anywhere where there is a risk of seeing exposed midriffs (like the gym or swimming baths) or may be afraid of having their navel touched or having to touch another person's navel.
Orthodontists should recognize the existence of dental phobia in patients coming for treatment.
Some dogs require anti-anxiety medication, especially if avoiding the fear-inducing noise is not possible, for example, as with thunderstorm phobias.
The causes of phobias are no different than causes of other anxiety disorders, Rose says.
3% of respondents have an overall extreme fear of severe weather, a proportion comparable with the general population estimates for storm-related phobias.
Unlike other phobias, BII phobia is unique in that it causes blood pressure and heart rate to decrease by means of the vasovagal response, which can potentially lead to syncope.
Latta also includes an opening chapter explaining the concept (what differentiates mere fear or superstition from a phobia, what does and does not qualify as a phobia), and she closes the book with practical explanations of effective techniques for treating phobias and a list of resources for those who might be living with one.
Phobias affect nearly nine percent of American adults, or about 20,000,000 people, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Md.