Specific Phobia

  • A specific phobia is an intense, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger.
  • While adults with phobias realize that these fears are irrational, they often find that facing or even thinking about facing the feared object or situation brings on a panic attack or severe anxiety.

Common phobias:

  • Closed-in places
  • Heights
  • Escalators
  • Tunnels
  • Highway driving
  • Water
  • Flying
  • Dogs
  • Injuries involving blood