Chiroptophobia (Fear of Bats) is the irrational fear of bats. … Though they may feel some immediate relief from their anxiety by avoiding such places, doing so will only reinforce their fear, thus exacerbating their chiroptophobia.
Signs of Chiroptophobia are oftentimes instant in the sight or presence of bats and they may experience intense fear and anxiety. Other symptoms include hyperventilation, palpitations and screaming or crying.
This kind of phobia is not life a threatening and others choose not to seek any medical treatment for they usually believe that they will never encounter bats in their lifetime so they live and cope with their phobia on their own. But there are some whose phobias are beyond their control and affects their daily lives therefore medical treatment is much regarded. Counselling, systematic desensitization and self-hypnosis are usually recommended.