EXTERNAL PHOBIAS – SPECIFIC PHOBIAS
The most commonly occurring phobias in the population are Specific Phobias defined as disproportionate fear of specific objects / situations.
SITUATIONAL PHOBIAS: Focus on particular situations or locations which are to be experienced and which trigger the phobic response.
There are innumerable situations of which the most common include:
Dental Phobia –Fear of dentistry. Several variations and treatments dealt with in detail here.
Hospital Related Phobias: Related to Procedures or to the Hospital environment itself.
Anxiety attacks provoked by: Flying. Fear of flying in aeroplanes
Driving: Tunnels, Bridges, Motorways, and others
Escalators /moving walkways
Lifts /Elevators: May or may not be associated with Claustrophobia.
Fear of small /enclosed spaces – Claustrophobia
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