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The fear of the police may be similar to a social phobia. You are afraid of the public. Especially the fact of being ridiculed at a party or at a dinner party, but also speaking in public is a form of social phobia. The police often operate in public places and always attract a lot of attention. So you may be afraid of being arrested or spoken to by the police in public. In this case you have a form of social phobia.
Because fear of the police is not a specifically recognised type of fear or phobia, no specific symptoms are known. It can be assumed that the symptoms correspond to other types of fear. Think of heart palpitations, sweating, dry mouth and panic attacks when seeing or talking to police. If you experience symptoms when talking to the police, you certainly have something to explain. This could be 'suspicious' behaviour. You should investigate the underlying cause of police anxiety and seek treatment for it.
Because fear of the police almost always stems from a trauma, EMDR is the best treatment method. During an EMDR treatment you are asked to think back to the trauma or to a certain police action. This is a confrontation you do not like and would prefer to avoid. Yet you have to do this, because recovery will start. The moment you remember the trauma, the therapist distracts you with a hand gesture that your eyes have to follow. At that moment you think less about the trauma or even not at all. If you repeat this, you will notice that it becomes easier to recall the trauma in your mind. Also the emotions you feel will be less impactful or even completely gone. This means that you have processed the trauma and your fear of the police will most likely disappear.
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