Question: Is it normal to have fear of birds?

Having a fear of birds is called ornithophobia. Phobias are one of the most common anxiety disorders. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that over 12 percent of adults in the United States experience a specific phobia at some point in their lives.Having a fear of birds is called ornithophobia. Phobias are one of the most common anxiety disorders. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that over 12 percent of adults in the United States experience a specific phobia

Why do I have a fear of birds?

Causes. Like most animal phobias, the most common cause of ornithophobia is a negative encounter with the feared animal. 6 Many birds can be somewhat aggressive in hunting for food, and its not uncommon for people to have unpleasant run-ins with pigeons or seagulls, for instance.

How do you deal with a fear of birds?

Treatment for Fear of Birds. Many people with ornithophobia can find relief for the symptoms. The most common method of treating a specific phobia like a fear of birds is cognitive-behavioral therapy. This is therapy that teaches you how to deal with negative thoughts in a healthy way.

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