Fears & Phobias
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When close to a specific object or in certain situations, do you (your child or someone you care about) ...
1. experience shortness of breath or a smothering sensation?
2. have heart palpitations, a pounding heart, or an accelerated heart rate?
3. get chest pain or discomfort in your chest?
4. shake or tremble?
5. begin sweating?
6. get hot or cold flashes?
7. feel nauseated or have stomach discomfort?
8. feel dizzy, lightheaded, faint, or unsteady?
9. feel numbness or a tingling sensation?
10. feel like you're choking?
11. feel detached from yourself or feel removed from reality?
12. feel like you will lose control or feel like you're going crazy?
13. think you will die?
14. suffer intense and unreasonable fear in the presence of the feared object or when anticipating the feared situation?
15. experience immediate anxiety or panic?
16. recognize that your fear is excessive and unreasonable?
17. avoid the feared object or situation, or endure it with intense anxiety?
18. change your normal routine to avoid the feared object or situation?
19. faint at the sight of blood or a needle? (Blood/Injection/Injury Phobia)
20. Under 18 years old: Have you had the fear or phobia for at least 6 months?

Total 'Yes' (out of 20 possible)

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