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What are the diagnosis of aquaphobia?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Aquaphobia is an

anxiety disorder, an abnormal & persistent fear of water with anxiety even when knowing water in an ocean, lake, creek, or even a bathtub poses no imminent threat.
It often begins in childhood after a bad experience. Exposure Therapy is the mainstay of treatment See http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-exposure-therapy/0001640.

In brief: Aquaphobia is an

anxiety disorder, an abnormal & persistent fear of water with anxiety even when knowing water in an ocean, lake, creek, or even a bathtub poses no imminent threat.
It often begins in childhood after a bad experience. Exposure Therapy is the mainstay of treatment See http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-exposure-therapy/0001640.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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