Nancy Darling, Ph.D. and contributor to Psychology Today, had seen phobias in action but had never experienced one herself. As a psychologist, she found it very interesting when she suddenly developed one. After an incident that occurred when she was a Girl Scout, she was “not crazy about tight spaces.” As she grew older, the claustrophobia increased, but never to the point of being an actual phobia. Her job took her all over the world and she loved flying, until she read an article linking fear of flying to claustrophobia. Her sudden development of a phobia and the equally sudden extinguishing of it was, for her, an amazing journey.
Read the full article here: My Phobia: Now You See It, Now You Don’t