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.

Essential Information about Claustrophobia Treatments

Claustrophobia can interfere with daily life. The thought of claustrophobia treatments may provoke more anxiety, as you’ll have to face your fear. Insight Into Claustrophobia Treatments explains the many types of claustrophobia treatments available so you can find the perfect one for you.

Emetophobia in Children-How to Deal with it

The fear of throwing up can be hard on a child as well as the caregiver. Emetophobia in children needs special attention and care in dealing with it. Fears and phobias are real and can be overcome with love and patience. Let’s examine some ways to help a child deal with Emetophobia.

A List of Specific Phobias: Common Fears

A phobia is an intense, often irrational fear of a specific object or situation that others would find harmless. While an exhaustive list of specific phobias would fill several volumes, some phobias are either more common or simply more fascinating than others.

What is Carnophobia? A Look at the Fear of Meat

Carnophobia, or the fear of meat, is a common specific phobia that many Americans deal with on a daily basis. But what are the causes and symptoms of carnophobia? And which treatments are effective at treating it? Continue reading to find out more about the fear of meat.

Interesting Facts About Phobias

Phobias are a fascinating, yet disturbing condition found in some human beings. They can take the form of somewhat rational fears about certain objects or situations, or completely irrational reactions to very ordinary things. Here are some intriguing facts about phobias.

Useful Information About Phobias

Unlike the temporary feeling of anxiety that someone experiences when they encounter a spider or take a test, a phobia is an intense and overwhelming fear of specific objects and/or situations. This article provides the reader with plenty of useful information about phobias.

What are the Cures for Emetophobia

Emetophobia is the genuine fear of vomiting. Potential cures for emetophobia include medication, relaxation techniques, exposure therapy, CBT, NLP, and hypnosis. Read on for an overview of the possible cures.

How to deal with food phobias in children

Also called food aversion, food phobia is a fear of specific or even all food and liquids. The fear is not of the food, but of the potential to vomit or choke on the food. A combination of hospitalization and behavioral conditioning can help treat food phobia.

Rare Phobias: A Top Ten List

Have you ever heard of gallophobia, the fear of French culture, or peladophobia, the fear of bald people? Find out more with our top ten list of rare phobias. This article will introduce you to some of the oddest fears running rampant in the human mind.

Verminophobia: The Fear of Germs

Verminophobia is the fear of germs, and affects millions of people every day. But what are the causes of verminophobia, and what are the symptoms and treatments for the fear of germs? Continue reading to learn more about verminophobia.

Iatrophobia: The Fear of Doctors

Iatrophobia, or the fear of doctors, is a common phobia experienced by both children and adults. But what are the causes, symptoms and treatments of iatrophobia? Continue reading to find out more about the fear of doctors.