If you are one of the estimated 8% of the population who experiences limitation in quality of life due to a specific fear or phobia, you may feel all alone in your attempts to overcome your anxiety around this issue and get on with your life. Unfortunately, your phobia or fear also means you are at high risk for other anxiety symptoms and for depression as well. Furthermore, phobias and fears do not tend to lessen over time—rather, they often get stronger. The good news is that effective help is available.
If you suspect you may be suffering from a fear or phobia, you can use the simple assessment below to determine the next best step for seeking professional help.
Instructions: Put a check mark by each item that matches the symptoms that you, your child, or your loved one experiences. When you have answered all of the questions, enter your name and email address to receive your confidential Fears and Phobias Assessment report.
These questions are based on the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition or DSM-IV
(interactive form to come)
Download the Fears and Phobias Assessment in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.