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Phobias are different from normal fears or dislikes. A phobia can be defined as a type of an anxiety disorder based around an individual’s intense and irrational fear of a place, person, thing or place. Phobias create overwhelming, intense anxiety. A person suffering from a phobia might unknowingly begin to organize their lives in order to avoid the source of the phobia. These can seriously hamper an adolescent’s ability to function in school and social life. Moreover, a phobia may become a source of social rejection, if perceived as silly by peers.

While some phobias such as fear of heights are manageable others like attending school or social functions are unavoidable. Phobias can be classified under the following categories:

  • Specific phobias: A phobia about a specific situation, person or thing are the classic examples of specific phobias.
  • Social phobia: A person with a social phobia finds social situations intensely uncomfortable. This phobia runs hand-in-hand with the fear of failure, humiliation, and rejection. Adolescents suffering from this kind of phobia can miss out on important social events. Social phobia, however, is different from shyness and should therefore never be compared with the same.
  • Agoraphobia: People with agoraphobia dread being in situations where there is no escape. It is a phobia that may mean being uncomfortable in an enclosed space such as inside a bus or an airplane. In extreme cases, people with agoraphobia might have an anxiety attack just after leaving their homes.

Symptoms of Phobias

Symptoms of phobias include severe nervousness and anxiety, sweating, difficulty in breathing, and chest pain. Parents and guardians should keep an eye out for indications such as clingy behavior, crying outbursts in particular situations, avoidance of certain people, things or situations, and also severe nervousness in the presence of someone or something particular. This may signify the source of the phobia.

How to Phobias Cultivate?

According to experts, around 18 percent of Americans have different phobias. It has been noted that women tend to have more phobias than men which often start from childhood. Phobias develop due to incidents that have occurred during an early age. For instance, entomophobia, also known as insectophobia, might develop due to a childhood incident involving waking up with a spider on one’s face. Phobias can also be passed on in families or from family members.

Treatment for Phobias

While some phobias can easily be avoided, some can cause a great deal of harm to a teenager. Adeona Healthcare of Rancho San Diego is a tolerant and understanding phobia treatment center for boys and girls aged 12 to 17. We understand that a phobia is a serious mental disorder requiring teen mental health treatment. We provide a safe and secure environment conducive to healing and overcoming one’s fear.

Our team of highly skilled and compassionate professionals use a wide variety of evidence-based treatment methods to help patients move past their fears. We specialize in psychotherapy, a technique that allows patients to use new tools and strategies to master their lives and leave their irrational fears behind them.

Why choose ADEONA Healthcare?

ADEONA Healthcare is not a reform school. It is a rehab for teens, set in the picturesque location of California. We provide teen mental health treatment through a multi-disciplinary team of doctors that ensures lasting mental health recovery. Our specialized phobia treatment center for teenagers is a place where adolescents receive round-the-clock care and are provided with the confidence to move ahead in life and reach their full potential.

A healthier life for your teen can start today. For more information about our teen phobia treatment center and programs, call our 24/7 helpline (888) 997-3966 and speak to a member from our admissions team. You can also chat online with a representative for further assistance about our effective and highly successful treatment of phobias.

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