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Welcome to my site for Iatrophobia. In hopes of trying to provide some helpful information, I have searched the Internet looking for information on Iatrophobia (doctor fear, doctor phobia, fear of doctors, fear of going to the doctor, phobia of doctors, phobia of going to the doctor and fear of doctor visits). Please note I am not a doctor and only provide this site for informational purposes. I hope you will find some benefit in the site. Best wishes! ~Edd~
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In order to provide good information on Iatrophobia it is best to first understand what a phobia is. I will present some information on phobia below. Please use the other links in the navigation bar to find information on Iatrophobia, treatment information and helpful tips.

What is phobia?

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities, or persons. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive, unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Phobias are believed to be developed by heredity, genetics and brain-chemistry combine with life-experiences.

Types of phobias: Social phobias, Specific phobias and Agoraphobia

Social phobias are fears that involve other people or social situations such as performance anxiety, fears of embarrassment or humiliation by scrutiny of others. Examples of these phobias would be eating in public, giving a speech, and even sexual activities. People with these phobias tend to avoid the situations they fear.

Specific phobias are typically fears of certain objects or situations. Specific phobias usually contain specific panic triggers, such as spiders, snakes, elevators, or flying. These fears develop during childhood and tend to go away, for example, the fear of the dark. If the fear continues through to adulthood, treatment would be the only solution. These fears can keep people from having a normal life, depending on how often they must encounter/avoid the fear.

Agoraphobia is a fear of experiencing a panic attack in a place or situation from which escape may be difficult or embarrassing or they cannot obtain help. People with this phobia may fear being alone, being in a crowd, flying, being in an elevator. Agoraphobia is the only phobia regularly treated as a medical condition.

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Note: If you aregoing to do a search, some common Iatrophobia search terms include doctor fear, doctor phobia, fear of doctors, fear of going to the doctor, phobia of doctors, phobia of going to the doctor and fear of doctor visits.

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