Everyone feels nervous. Oftentimes, someone will experience an episode of anxiety. However, while some of the fear that exists to promote these nervous or anxious feelings may be considered irrational, they are generally quite explainable. For example, someone might be nervous or anxious about giving a speech. The unconscious reasoning for that fear may be due to a worry that they might mess up while speaking and face ridicule or embarrassment by their peers. While that result may not occur, it is still a rational fear to be had.
This is where phobias and nerves or anxiety differ. Phobias revolve around irrational fears of an object or something. There are numerous phobias out there, but it can be difficult to differentiate the symptoms of a response to a phobia than that of nerves. To help, here are symptoms regularly attributed to phobias.
Considering phobias cause a person to experience many of the same symptoms as a panic attack, many individuals will realize that those symptoms are incredibly similar when responding to a trigger for that phobia. In this regard, difficulty breathing is a common symptom those that are in the grips of an episode of fear from their phobia experiences. Their heart rate is usually quite escalated, and as a result, their lungs have to work overtime to deal with all of the excess blood and adrenaline rushing through their body. They may find it difficult to keep up with the body's demands, and as a result, the person in question feels as though they cannot breathe. For those who have a phobia of strangulation or just not being able to breathe in general, this could exacerbate the issue and cause difficulty for the person to calm down from the episode.
Next, discover another common phobia sign that an individual can experience.