Modern life has come to rely on computers for working, playing, communicating, and managing daily activities. What if, however, a fear of computers stopped someone from using technology and benefiting from its conveniences? Read this article on cyberphobia, its causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Phobias & Fears
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.
The fear of birds is also known ornithophobia. It can be extremely restricting to the lifestyle of a sufferer. Read on to learn more about this phobia.
Astraphobia, also known as astrapophobia, brontophobia, keraunophobia, or tonitrophobia is defined as an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning.
Phobia symptoms may vary in severity but they always involve physiological and psychological aspects. This article explores the symptoms associated with the main categories of phobia; agoraphobia, social phobia and specific phobias.
There are many people who simply dislike vegetables and try to avoid eating them. However, lachanophobia is more than a simple dislike; it is an irrational fear of vegetables. Read on to find out more.
There are a number of animal phobias that affect people in various ways. Read on to learn about some common animal phobias as well as some unusual ones.
Emetophobia is one of the most common phobias around yet it is hardly talked about, or even commonly known, possibly because it is a fear of something that is extremely unpleasant and embarrassing to all. We’ll take a close look at the definition, symptoms, and causes below.
The fear of cats or ailurophobia often begins in childhood and can develop into a fully-fledged phobia incorporating common anxiety and panic symptoms which can lead to full blown panic attacks.
Learning how to overcome phobias will enable the phobic person to make great strides toward a more fulfilling and less fearful life. The following tips and advice, regarding exposure therapy and other invaluable coping techniques, will help you do just that.
Scolionophobia is defined as an exaggerated fear of going to school. It is often referred to as school phobia.
Noctiphobia is an overpowering and irrational fear of darkness or the night. Common amongst children it also observed in some adults who can be paralyzed by their fear.
Dementophobia is the specific fear of insanity or becoming certifiably insane to the point where a patient cannot enjoy normal life. A person can get dementophobia even if there is no cause for that person to believe he or she has mental illness.
Fear of snakes is a common phobia, but it doesn’t have to take over your life. Overcoming a fear of snakes is possible through systematic desensitization therapy and relaxation exercises. Read on to find out more.
Pathophobia is a very common specific phobia that affects millions of people worldwide every day. It is the extreme and irrational fear of disease. Read on to find out more.
Claustrophobia: most commonly known as the fear of small or enclosed spaces. The definition is well-known, but is there one cause of claustrophobia? This article on the cause of claustrophobia offers information to explain how claustrophobia develops.