Fears x Phobias

Fears x Phobias – You Are Not Alone

There are more than 400 distinct phobias well recognized by psychologists.

10 Weirdest Phobias You that You May Come Across.

Note: The word phobia comes from the Greek, (phóbos), meaning “aversion”, “fear”, or “morbid fear”. Phobias have very distinct and awkward as they are given their names based on a Greek word and the suffix “phobia”.

  • Nomophobia – Fear of not having mobile phone access
  • Anthophobia – Fear of Flowers
  • Chorophobia – fear of Dancing
  • Heliophobia – Fear of Sunlight
  • Ablutophobia – fear of bathing
  • Phobophobia – Fear of having a phobia
  • Hexakosioihexekkontahexaphobia – Fear of the number 666

Acrophobia is a fear that can lead to anxiety attacks and avoidance of high places. People who suffer from this phobia may go to great lengths to avoid high places, such as towers, bridges or tall buildings.

Psychology Facts.

AA phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation.

The phobia typically results in a rapid onset of fear and is present for more than six months.

The affected person goes to great lengths to avoid the situation or object, to a degree greater than the actual danger posed.

With blood or injury phobia, fainting may occur.

Agoraphobia is often associated with panic attacks. Usually a person has phobias to a number of objects or situations.

If the feared object or situation cannot be avoided, the affected person experiences significant distress.

PPhobias can be divided into specific phobias, social phobia, and agoraphobia.

Types of specific phobias include those to certain animals, natural environment situations, blood or injury, and specific situations. The most common are fear of spiders, fear of snakes, and fear of heights.

Mayo Clinic says: The best treatment for specific phobias is a form of psychotherapy, called exposure therapy and CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Understanding the cause of a phobia is actually less important than focusing on how to treat the avoidance behavior that has developed over time. The objective is to improve the QOL – Quality of Life and to not let the fears or phobias to continue controlling the client’s life. [However, knowing the cause a phobia, mainly if it is from something that clinicians cannot find; then Hypnotherapy is well encouraged – It can be visualization; age regression; regression to cause and if not found, then I believe a search on past lives might just be congruent – as long as the Client believes in such subject of past lives. Hypnotherapy, when well performed and collaborated by the client, the results are for life or lives].

Occasionally they are triggered by a negative experience with the object or situation.

Social phobia is when the situation is feared as the person is worried about others judging them. Agoraphobia is when fear of a situation occurs because it is felt that escape would not be possible.

“The truth is: unless you let go and unless you forgive the situation [and the people involved, including self]; unless you realize that the [troubled] situation is over, you cannot move forward”.

By Steve Maraboli