Everyone has normal fears and dislikes. Someone may dislike public bathrooms, but they will use them in a pinch if they have to. Phobias are irrational fears that impede daily life. Someone suffering from a phobia of public bathrooms may choose to stay home all the time rather than risk having to use one. Phobias can be caused by a traumatic event or develop from childhood fears. Common phobias include agoraphobia, fear of public spaces; arachnophobia, fear of spiders; claustrophobia, fear of enclosed spaces; and many others. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments of phobias including some more uncommon phobias you may not have heard of.
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.
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.
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.
Herpetophobia creates an exaggerated, persistent, intense, and irrational fear in the folks who have it. Like all specific phobias, external triggers cause the extreme dread and anxiety that the individual experiences.
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.
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.