Daily Life With a Phobia
From Lisa Fritscher, former About.com Guide
- Kids With Phobias
- Traveling With Phobias
- Friends and Family
- Finding Additional Support
- Current Events and Phobia Triggers
Kids With Phobias
Watching a child battle a phobia can be devastating for parents. Feelings of helplessness and despair are common, along with confusion about how best to help the child. Fortunately, you are not alone. These resources can help you and your child learn to successfully manage the phobia.
- Back to School: What Parents Should Know
- Your Child's First Therapy Appointment
- Play Therapy
- SSRIs and Kids
- Phobia Information for Teens
Traveling With Phobias
For many people, the idea of travel is filled with excitement over sunny skies, warm sand, or exotic destinations. A surprisingly wide range of phobias, however, can change that excitement to terror. How will I manage a plane ride with claustrophobia? How can I deal with hotel clerks if I have social phobia? Here are some tips for traveling with phobias.
- Adventure Travel With Phobias
- Cruising With Phobias
- Traveling With Claustrophobia
- Aerophobia - Fear of Flying
Friends and Family
Taking care of a friend or relative with a phobia can be tough. They need your support, but you needn't -- and in some cases shouldn't -- go it alone.
- How to Tell Friends and Family About Your Phobia
- Are You the Right Person to Help?
- Approaching a Loved One Who May Have a Phobia
- Managing Caregiver Stress
- Helping an Older Adult Remain Independent
Finding Additional Support
If you have a phobia, it is common to feel alone. Leaning on friends and family, but also others who understand more intimately what you are going through can help.
Current Events and Phobia Triggers
Sometimes phobias are triggered or worsened by the events that happen in the world around us. Here are just a few situations that may bring an increased risk of phobias.