A phobia is a persistent irrational fear about a situation or object. Just thinking about a phobia can cause anxiety. The fear and anxiety usually results in a panic attack. A mental health professional can conduct an evaluation in a face to face interview and can diagnose a phobia.
We have been discussing the theme of death and dying here on Anxiety Connection. Our Eileen Bailey has talked about “When Grief Causes Anxiety ” and I have written about “Thantophobia ” which is the fear of one’s own death. On My Depression Connection I have written several posts about grief including, “Ways…