Specific Phobias

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Psychotherapy in Berlin - Specialization: Fears and Anxiety Disorders

Specific phobia

 

Specific phobia is defined as the circumscribed fear of an object or situation and is characterized by marked and persistent fear of the object or situation, together with a desire to avoid it. Exposure to the feared object usually produces an immediate and intense fear reaction.

The alarm response is accompanied by a strong urge to flee from the object or situation and may be accompanied by significant impairment and distress about the fear. Persons suffering from specific phobias often act to avoid future encounters with the feared object as much as they can and will make great efforts to do so.

Nonetheless, they typically recognize that their fear is excessive or unreasonable. This knowledge, however, has no impact on the urge to escape and avoid feared objects or the ability to control physiological and subjective responses that follow.

Phobias are the most common type of anxiety disorder, after social phobia. Adult phobias start suddenly and tend to be more persistent than childhood phobias.

Specific phobia has for many years been viewed as mild and maybe trivial. However, there is now growing recognition of the extent of associated distress and impairment.

 

 

 

Categories

 

Within the specific phobia category, there is considerable heterogeneity. There are different categories of phobias:

  • Animal (e.g. fear of spiders, snakes, dogs)
  • Natural environment (e.g. fear of heights, fear of lightning and thunderstorms)
  • Blood-injection-injury (e.g. fear of medical procedures including injections, fear of needles, fear of blood)
  • Situational (e.g. fear of confined spaces, fear of the dark)
  • Other (e.g. fear of vomiting, choking, illness)

 

 

 

Comorbidity

 

Simple phobia is highly comorbid with other disorders; many of my clients with simple phobia reported at least one-lifetime comorbid disorder. The other anxiety disorders and major depression are most frequent. Also, specific phobia is frequently diagnosed as a comorbid disorder in other anxiety disorders.

 

 

 

 

Categories

 

Within the specific phobia category, there is considerable heterogeneity. There are different categories of phobias:

  • Animal (e.g. fear of spiders, snakes, dogs)
  • Natural environment (e.g. fear of heights, fear of lightning and thunderstorms)
  • Blood-injection-injury (e.g. fear of medical procedures including injections, fear of needles, fear of blood)
  • Situational (e.g. fear of confined spaces, fear of the dark)
  • Other (e.g. fear of vomiting, choking, illness)

NOACK Praxis für Angsttherapie Berlin
Specialized treatment for anxiety disorders with hypnotherapy
Budapester Straße 39
10787 Berlin
Tel. 030 – 864 213 69
mail@berlin-hypnosis.com
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I am specialized to help people with fears and anxiety disorders.

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Comorbidity

 

Simple phobia is highly comorbid with other disorders; many of my clients with simple phobia reported at least one-lifetime comorbid disorder. The other anxiety disorders and major depression are most frequent. Also, specific phobia is frequently diagnosed as a comorbid disorder in other anxiety disorders.

Self-hypnosis

Self-hypnosis has helped many patients with stress. Many sufferers usually report very quickly a noticeable improvement. Pondering, fears, mental and physical tension can be additionally reduced by self-hypnosis. Therefore, I teach my patients self-hypnosis to supplement the hypnosis sessions.

After positive trance experiences have been made with my support, self-hypnosis can be learned very quickly. This helps them to progress self-determined outside the therapy. It accelerates the process, deepens and consolidates the achievements. This also promotes the independence of the clients. A good therapist will be superfluous as soon as possible. Self-hypnosis is an excellent self-help method that can be used beyond the actual topic.

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