All we have to fear is fear itself, the symptoms of a phobia can range from mild feelings of apprehension and anxiety to a full-blown panic attack and in most cases, the closer you are to the thing you’re afraid of, the greater your fear is and the more overwhelming it can be. Your fear will also be higher if getting away is difficult understanding your symptoms, emotions, and feelings will help you conquer your phobias.
Physical signs and symptoms of a phobia
Emotional signs and symptoms of a phobia
The only other phobia that has slightly different symptoms is blood-injection-injury phobia
The symptoms of blood-injection-injury phobia are slightly different from other phobias. When confronted with the sight of blood or a needle, you experience not only fear, but also disgust.
Like other phobias, you initially feel anxious as your heart speeds up. However, unlike other phobias, this acceleration is followed by a quick drop in blood pressure, which leads to nausea, dizziness, and fainting. Although a fear of fainting is common in all specific phobias, blood-injection-injury phobia is the only phobia where fainting can actually occur.
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. You may not experience any symptoms until you come into contact with the source of your phobia.
However, in some cases, even thinking about the source of a phobia can make a person feel anxious or panicky. This is known as anticipatory anxiety.