BLUFThe author of this article outlines an A-Z list of common phobias and argues that most phobias fall into one of four major categories—the natural environment; animals; medical treatments and issues; and fears related to specific situations.
Kendra Cherry, writing for Very Well Mind, makes the following points based on her reading of the list of common phobias::
- Women are more likely to experience phobias than men.
- Typical symptoms of phobias can include nausea, trembling, rapid heartbeat, feelings of unreality, and being preoccupied with the fear object.
- While phobias can be distressing and create disruptions in your life, they are treatable.
- Exposure therapy—is usually used first for treating phobias see: What Is Exposure Therapy? (apa.org)
- Medications may be prescribed at a later stage.
- Other treatments can include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
References from the Web:
- APR 2020 Differences Between Fear and Phobia Responses—VeryWellMind
- NOV 2021 Specific Phobia—Psychology Today
- Article Source: Very Well Mind
- Media Check: Very Well Mind - About us (No Media Bias Fact Check)
- LEARNING OUTCOMES—RUNWAY | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)