Some people dread going to work every day and have minor difficulties managing daily pressures on the job. Others feel extreme fear of work, or the workplace, and need psychological treatment to cope. Read about the causes of ergophobia, its symptoms, and how this condition is treated.
Anxiety & Panic Disorders
Is your anxiety so severe that it affects your daily life? An anxiety disorder occurs when someone’s fear or worries keeps them from participating in activities they love or living a normally functioning life. Nervousness before stressful activities or occasional worry is a normal part of life and can be healthy as it keeps us from making unwise decisions or getting into unsafe situations. However, if your fear consumes you, keeps you from performing normal activities or results in panic attacks you may have an anxiety disorder. Panic disorders accompanied by panic attacks can be so severe those diagnosed would rather stay at home than risk being in public or in an unsafe situation when an attack occurs.
Anxiety disorders affect as many as 4-10% of the population, but most are highly treatable! Learn more about the symptoms of anxiety disorders or panic disorders. Also find treatment methods and ways to cope with feelings of extreme anxiety as well as helping a loved one with a disorder.
Are you a mysophobic? You may be more familiar with the term ‘germaphobe.’ Whatever the word, if the fear of germs has you washing your hands repeatedly and avoiding people and objects, read this article. Learn about effective germ phobia treatments and stop allowing this fear to control your life.
Social phobia interferes with abilities to interact with the world. This fear can make most everything related to employment challenging, from deciding on appropriate career choices to networking and landing a job. The following article offers advice on choosing a career for a social phobic.
Money worries are a normal part of life for most people, but if these fears are persistent you may have chrometophobia. The term has numerous definitions, all of which involve money and concepts related to money. Read on to find out more.
Social phobia is a condition that causes overwhelming anxiety and fear, especially the fear of being judged by others. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer endlessly. There are treatments that can help you conquer your phobia of people allowing you to enjoy social settings.
Can group therapy help you conquer your phobia? This type of therapy can be a useful method of treating phobias, and is a standard treatment for social phobia in particular.
Learn how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) empowers the patient to overcome their negative thoughts patterns, emotions, and change their behavioral patterns. CBT is one of the most widely used therapies for anxiety as well as being one of the most empirically supported treatment systems.
Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can have more pervasive and detrimental effects on an individual than Simple PTSD. Learn about the most common causes, symptoms, and what distinguishes it from Simple PTSD.
Common phobias such as a fear of the dark are typically outgrown by adulthood. However, there are some people who go through their entire life with a phobia. Read on to find out more about some common phobias.
What can you expect from PTSD treatment with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy? Learn here about the theories that support the efficacy of this treatment, how it works, and why it is helpful to patients with PTSD.
Learn what to expect from the most empirically supported treatments for food phobia. Both systematic desensitization alongside cognitive behavioral therapy can cure you of this debilitating disorder.
“She’s not sleeping at night and has become very clingy.” The mornings have become a battleground, and just getting out the door to the car is like rock climbing barefoot, it requires the sacrifice of a lot of flesh and blood. There is hope and the problem may not be what you think it is.
Octophobia is a fear of the number eight. This fear can incorporate not only the number, but also shapes that form a figure eight, such as an ice skater moving across the ice or the pattern created by a racetrack.
Parents anxiously anticipate sons and daughters coming home from war after months or years. These brave returning veterans may have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), so they need understanding and support more than ever. Parents of PTSD soldiers should be cognizant of the advice below to help.
Learn the most effective treatments to conquer your fear of marriage and how to determine which is most effective for you.
Coping with PTSD can be difficult, especially during the early stages. Whether you are suffering from PTSD yourself or helping a loved one recover from it, there are techniques that can make it easier.
There may be a genetic reason as to why some people succumb to post traumatic stress disorder and others don’t. Researchers have been exploring the human genome and have discovered a possible PTSD genetic link.