Consultant psychologist Elena Touroni explains briefly how phobias cause patients to show an excessive fear of something specific and then going to extreme lengths to avoid it. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy
The symptoms of phobia would be an extreme sort of wish to avoid their object of the phobia, whatever that is. So, it could be spiders, it could be needles, it could be a particular type of food, it could be a particular type of environment. So, it’s an excessive fear of something quite specific, which is also coupled by the person going to quite extreme lengths to avoid the thing they’re frightened of.