Why does Blood phobia cause fainting, but other phobias don’t?Watch
I know phobias cause severe anxiety up to a panic attack but generally with panic attacks adrenaline (flight and fight response) increases heart rate and blood pressure (an ancient mechanism so the person can run or fight) the opposite to the conditions that cause fainting.
So in that case does blood phobia cause a fall in blood pressure resulting in fainting and if so why does this form of panic cause blood pressure to fall? Is adrenaline not involved with blood phobia as it is with other phobias?
Any phobias can chase fainting trust me.
I faint a lot with mine and it can be an array of things, crowds, spiders(if they're on me) confrontation(yes I did seriously faint once oops) but usually it's just if a panic attack is bad.
I imagine people faint with a blood or needle phobia because just like any other phobia it's overwhelming, especially if it's your blood that's getting taken