Baloon Phobia | Fear from BaloonTweet
What is Baloon Phobia?
Balloon phobia is usually concerned with the sudden, loud noise that a balloon makes when it bursts. It is not uncommon for children to be fearful of bursting balloons, often accompanying phobia of other sudden, loud noises such as those made by fireworks, guns or thunder.
Treatment of Baloon Phobia
A young man aged twenty-three years had suffered from balloon phobia since early childhood when a balloon had been burst in his face at a children's party. He was treated by flooding (exposure) therapy and was cured after three fairly intensive sessions and was thereafter able to happily enjoy social events such as parties where balloons were present.