Test for Phobias

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Do you excessively fear a specific situation, animal, or object? Does this fear interfere with your life?

Take this quiz to see if you are suffering from a phobia.

It's free, quick, confidential, and scientifically validated.

The following questions ask about thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that you may have had in a variety of situations. Please select ONE option from the situations below that makes you most anxious, and then answer ALL the questions based on your selection:
  • Driving, flying, tunnels, bridges, or enclosed spaces
  • Animals or insects
  • Heights, storms, or water
  • Blood, needles, or injections
  • Choking or vomiting
During the PAST 7 DAYS, I have…
1. felt moments of sudden terror, fear, or fright in these situations
2. felt anxious, worried, or nervous about these situations
3. had thoughts of being injured, overcome with fear, or other bad things happening in these situations
4. had a racing heart, trouble breathing, or felt sweaty, faint, or shaky in these situations
5. felt tense muscles, felt on edge or restless, or had trouble relaxing in these situations
6. avoided, or did not approach or enter, these situations
7. moved away from these situations or left them early
8. spent a lot of time preparing for, or procrastinating about (i.e., putting off), these situations
9. distracted myself to avoid thinking about these situations
10. needed help to cope with these situations (e.g., alcohol or medications, superstitious objects, other people)
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References: Adapted from The Severity Measure for Specific Phobia by Craske M, Wittchen U, Bogels S, Stein M, Andrews G, Lebeu R.

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