Do you think you have Pteromerhanophobia?
Fear of flying is a fear of being on an airplane while in flight. It is also sometimes referred to as aerophobia, aviatophobia, or aviophobia.
What is the difference between a fear and phobia?
While it is accurate that both fears and phobias play into what is generally termed the “fear of flying”, it is phobias which considered more difficult to overcome.
A “fear” is little more a nervousness of the unknown or of that which has not yet occurred. It may be conquered with facts, education, endurance, and just a bit of bravery.
Phobias, in contrast, are fears which are deemed to be irrational and baseless, and result in total avoidance of the stimulus (in our case “flying”, Pteromerhanophobia). Since they are not
based on facts, and instead, are considered disorders of the mind, they are not usually as easily overcome as fears and instead may require psychological treatment.
The National Institute of Mental Health has indicated that 6.5% of Americans’ fear of flying has intensified to a bona fide fear of flying phobia
which stops them from conducting any airplane travel at all, as Michele Monteleone noted in the New York Times in July of 2007, “For Fear of Flying, Therapy Takes to the Skies
Keep in mind that phobias are not always manifesting in the same power in each and every person. While some people may suffer from a phobia related to crowds which expresses itself in a distinct feeling of unease, they are able to deal with it easier than someone else for whom this phobia manifests in physical symptoms.
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