A flying phobia, or aviophobia, is defined as experiencing intense fear or anxiety about flying. Over 10% of individuals living in industrial nations experience flight anxiety. This phobia is more common in women than in men.
Even thinking about boarding a plane can trigger worry and panic. Anticipatory anxiety is common when you feel anxious just thinking about flying. Thinking about a specific flying situation can cause significant distress. The anticipation of a dangerous event and the unpleasantness of the anxiety induced by flying normally occur.
Fortunately, flying phobias are treatable. Dr. Mazzei has years of experience helping individuals overcome phobias. She will work with you to identify how your phobia started and how best to treat it using evidence-based psychotherapy techniques.
Signs of flying anxiety include: