Around 1.9 per cent of British adults experience a phobia of some description, and women are twice as likely to be affected by this problem than men.
A phobia is usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation in which the person goes to great lengths to avoid it, the fear is typically disproportional to the actual danger posed, often being recognized as irrational.
If the phobia cannot be avoided entirely, the sufferer will endure the situation or object with significant anxiety which will impact upon their ability to function normally in everyday life.
There isn’t always an obvious reason why people experience particular phobias, for some it could be that they had a bad experience, however for many people the reason for the phobia will make no sense. The good news is that through Applied Behaviour Analysis we can be successful in identifying and overcoming phobia’s to live our very best life.
If you think you may be struggling with a specific phobia, please get in contact with us.