Danny the Frightened Dinosaur - Physical Phobias
What is specific or physical phobias?
The story in this book is based on anxiety disorders that are called simple or specific phobias.
These unrealistic fears often involve worry about negative physical outcomes.
Although many children are afraid of the dark when young, some children develop excessive fear of specific objects or situations such as dogs, water, heights, thunderstorms or the dark, beyond what is age appropriate.
They do everything they can to avoid the object or the situation and become very distressed if they cannot avoid it.