in Children, Teenagers, and Adults
Specific phobias are irrational fears of things, objects, or situations that can cause serious disruptions in life.
Individuals with specific phobias worry about certain things, or objects, or situations that may interfere with their everyday lives.. For example, children may be afraid of loud noises, or afraid of throwing up and as a result, they may refuse to go to school.
Some children may be afraid of going to the doctor to have their blood drawn. Others may be afraid of dogs which can interfere with their getting together with family or friends which can have an impact on them socially. What is important to know is it is an irrational fear and it can interfere with everyday life if not treated.