Hamed Sahihi


Phobophobia is the fear of phobia(s), and more specifically, of the internal sensations associated with that phobia and anxiety, it is a bridge between anxiety/panic the patient might be experiencing and the type of phobia he/she fears. Phobophobia differentiates itself from other kind of phobias by the fact that there is no environmental stimulus per se, but rather internal dreadful sensations similar to psychological symptoms of panic attacks. The psychological state of the mind creates an anxious response that has itself a conditioned stimuli leading to further anxiety, resulting in a vicious cycle. Phobophobia is a fear experienced before actually experiencing the fear of the feared phobias.