Specific Phobias used to be called "Simple Phobias". However, for people who have these fears, there is nothing simple about them.
Specific Phobias are exaggerated, irrational fears of specific things, places, activities, or situations. At times, these fears can become quite severe and can interfere substantially with people’s lives.
Some common fears in Specific Phobia include:
- Blood, injections, or injuries
- Animals or insects
- Enclosed or confining spaces
- Flying or driving
- Going to the dentist