What are your phobia treatment options?
Getting fear for something is usual, what if the fear gets more often. This clinical condition is known as phobia and it is a subtype of anxiety disorder.
As per WHO (World Health Organisation), 3.6% of the world population experiences anxiety. Phobia is the most common type of it.
An individual experiences excessive fear about specific thing. That source of fear can be anything, it can be a suitation, person or a object. Most of the time phobias are considered as a abnormal condition due to the lack in awareness, hence people avoid seeking medical professionals.
What happens if a person avoid phobia treatment?
When a person escalate phobia treatment, the fear gets more often, intense and extremely dangerous for the daily life. To subside this pain, the individual may try restricts themselves from facing the source of fear and isolates from the society.
Outcome of isolating from source of fear:
When a person tries to keep themself out from the triggering situations they might experience the following seniors. Reduced daily tasks,unable to focus on personal/ professional life and preoccupied thinking about the fear. The preoccupied thinking be like what can happen? When it might happen? How it will effect me? Am I safe? Because of this he/ she experiences few physical symptoms that damages the brain activity such as
- Breathing abnormal
- Increased heartbeat
- Severe headache
What brain experience during phobia:
Several studies found that phobia is linked with ‘amygdala’. A mass grey structure in the brain responsible to feel the experiences of emotions. When amygdala sense the emotions, it releases the “fight-or-flight” hormones which makes the body and mind to feel high stress energy.
This factor makes the individual to face a fear whenever he /she finds the similar events. Furthermore, amygdala recalls the fear feel and loop it to continue. To overcome phobia the only safest way is to avail the phobia treatment options as soon as possible.
Phobia treatment options:
Cognitive behavioural therapy-
Which is otherwise known as CBT commonly is a effective phobia treatment that enables the individual to manage the symptoms. This therapy purly focuses on the individual’s thinking, feeling and acting pattern. Once the treatment process gets into progress, gradually the person steps down from discomforts feelings and negative thoughts.
This therapy improves the emotional connectivity with others. During this therapy group of individuals are made to sit together with a medical professional. Each and every individual shares theirs experience, sufferings and story with phobia. This leads the individual to observe and understand and cope with phobia. And most importantly they bound to create social bonding.
This is a basic talk therapy where the individual gets the valuable input from the counselor. In this therapy, the person obtain knowledge to deal with the illness. In controlled way, gradually the treatment process reduces the severity of the illness and promote well-being.
Family involvement in the treatment process have huge impact on individual’s mental health. This may increase and develop one’s self-confidence, esteem and sense of belonging.
Medications are the other effective and important factor that needs to be strictly followed. Medical professionals may medicate the individual with antidepressants, tranquilizers and beta blockers. These might have few side effects but it is effective treatment for phobia. Cadabam’s Hospitals the best center in Bangalore, India to provide evidence-based treatments and therapies for the individual suffering phobia. Book an appointment, call us @ +91 97414 76476.