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All About Fear Of Flying

A specific fear is the avoidance and fear of a particular situation or object. This fear is severe enough to interfere with normal everyday routines, causing considerable discomfort. 

Exposing yourself directly to specific fears will sometimes result in a nervous reaction. To get more information about airplane phobia, you can visit

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Here are some common specific phobias:

  • Acrophobia – It is a fear of high buildings, bridges, and even heights like being on the top of a mountain.
  • Airplane phobia – There is a very general fear that the plane is about to fall from the sky or that it will be recently hijacked or bombed by terrorists. About 10 percent of the world's population refuses to fly, while others experience extreme anxiety and panic while flying.
  • Animal phobia – There is usually an extreme fear of spiders, snakes, rats, etc., with some having a severe fear of being anywhere near dogs resulting in escape from open spaces, parks, and woodland.

Treatment methods include:

  • Cognitive therapy – Where fearful thoughts are challenged and then replaced with a more realistic thought pattern.
  • Relaxation therapy – This usually includes abdominal breathing techniques and deep muscle relaxation, a technique that can be used when you are experiencing a specific fear or experience when you may have anticipatory anxiety or nervousness.
  • Exposure therapy – It will involve gradually encountering fear through a series of steps.