Since aquaphobia is an anxiety disorder, the symptoms are accompanied by typical avoidance strategies. Affected individuals suffer from palpitations, tremors, chest tightness, shortness of breath, as well as panic attacks when confronted with the fearful object. In addition, phobics suffer from constant anticipatory anxiety. This means that the anxiety symptoms occur before the confrontation has even taken place. The chip should help to overcome the fear of drowning and the element water.