Health Tip: Fear and Phobias
|Author: Shelly Nolloth|
Date: Thursday, July 7th, 2011
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The following questions, suggested by the American Heart Association, may help you determine if you need to see a mental health professional:
- Do you have an unreasonable fear of being in enclosed spaces like shops, elevators, etc.?
- Do you find yourself worrying about getting some incurable illness?
- Are you exceptionally afraid of heights?
- Do you feel panicky in crowds?
- Do you worry unduly when relatives are late in coming home?
- Do you feel more relaxed indoors?
- Do you dislike going out alone?
- Do you feel uneasy traveling on buses or trains even if they are not crowded?
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