The short video clip above features Associate Professor Rocco Crino from Charles Sturt University. Rocco Crino is a practising Clinical Psychologist with a lifetime’s experience in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders.
People can also have a strong fear about specific things, object or situation. Although many of us will dislike or avoid some things from time to time, people with a Specific Phobia avoid situations that might cause them to face the feared object, and consequently find their life is significantly affected by their phobia.
Some avoided situations include:
- Fear of blood, needles
- Fear of snakes, spiders, birds, dogs
- Fears of heights, tunnels, bridges, lifts, flying