Aphobia is a crushing and exhausting sense of fear of an object, place, situation, sentiment or animal.

Phobias are more intense in terms of the disturbance and burden they cause compared to simple fears. They are described as such, when a person has an extreme or non-realistic sense of danger in a situation or for an object.

If a phobia becomes very severe, a person may organize their life focusing on avoiding it, which can cause anxiety. Apart from the restrictions in the patient’s everyday life, it can also cause a lot of agony.

Phobia as an Anxiety Disorder


A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. You cannot deal with the symptoms until you come into contact with the source of your phobia.

However, in some cases, even the thought of the source of cause of a phobia can make the affected person feel anxiety or panic. This is known as anticipatory anxiety and the symptoms include:

Disequilibrium, dizziness, nausea, sweating, increased heart rate or palpitations, difficulty in breathing, tremor or stomach pain.

If you do not come into contact with the source of your phobia very often, it cannot affect your everyday life. However, if you have a complex phobia, such as agoraphobia, a normal life can be very difficult in its daily routines.