WHAT ARE PHOBIAS?
Excessive and persistent fear of a specific object, animal, or situation in a way that interferes with daily functioning is considered a phobia (Halldorsdottir & Ollendick, 2016).
Phobias are also a sign of generalized anxiety; studies have shown that approximately 30% of individuals who experience phobias also have generalized anxiety (Halldorsdottir & Ollendick, 2016).
Some common phobias include spiders, snakes, heights, inclosed spaces, flying, and germs.
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WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT?
In an emergency, please call the Crisis Line @ 403-266-HELP
TALK TO YOUR PARENTS ABOUT IT SO THEY CAN HELP YOU COPE WITH IT DAILY
GO SEE YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR TO TALK ABOUT A DIAGNOSIS
GET A REFERRAL TO A PSYCHOLOGIST TO TALK ABOUT TREATMENT
GET REFERRED TO A PSYCHIATRIST TO TALK ABOUT MEDICATION