October 22, Kaplan University Frightened Children: Phobias in Childhood Introduction Phobias typically present themselves for the first time during childhood. This is the only phobia that is treated as a medical condition.
Fear is an averse emotion to something which presents an immediate or impending danger to oneself, while a phobia is a strong irrational fear of, or aversion to, something which will cause no danger Initial side effects can include sleepiness, blurred vision, constipationurination difficulties, irregular heartbeat, dry mouth, and tremors.
Beta blockers: These can help reduce the physical signs of anxiety that can accompany a phobia. Sometimes a booster is required every so often to keep in active, thus is the case of pertussis also known as whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis B etc.
Psychology is a science based on observations and theories. A therapist might also teach relaxation practices such as specific ways of breathing, muscle relaxation training, or soothing self-talk.