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.

Hypsiphobia: The Fear of Heights

Hypsiphobia, or the fear of heights, is one of the most common mental health disorders, or phobias, experienced in the world. But what are the causes, symptoms, and possible treatments for hypsiphobia? Continue reading to find out.

How to Get Rid of Tocophobia

Tocophobia is an intense fear of pregnancy or childbirth which plagues many women across the globe. Although this lesser-known phobia currently has no definitive cure, there are treatments available to help ease the burden.

Hypnotherapy for Phobia

Phobias cause intense and usually irrational fear and anxiety. Phobias can interfere with your quality of life and overall ability to function. In addition to your regular medical care, hypnotherapy for phobia may be an effective complementary or alternative treatment in treating your phobia.

The Fear of Horses: Equinophobia

Equinophobia is more commonly known as the fear or horses. While there may be many causes of equinophobia, what are the symptoms and treatments of the fear of horses? Continue reading to find out.

Public Speaking Phobia Part 1 of 2

Overcoming public speaking phobia requires a good understanding of the underlying causes and symptoms, and making a determined effort to take control of one’s lifestyle. Read on to find out the causes and symptoms of public speaking phobia, and the various approaches towards its cure.

Germ Phobia Treatments: Helping You Overcome your Fear

Incessantly washing hands, scrubbing surfaces in the home, and avoiding door handles — that is a peek into the life of someone who has a germ phobia. It’s also called spermophobia or mysophobia, and means the sufferer has a certain type of obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD.

Water Phobia: Overcoming Your Fear

One of the most common fears is water phobia. Water phobia, or aquaphobia, can often stem from a bad experience with water in childhood. It’s certainly an understandable fear but it’s also very inconvenient.

What is Clown Phobia?

Not everyone thinks clowns are entertaining – particularly people who suffer from an irrational fear of them. What are the causes and symptoms of clown phobia?

Parenting Tips for Kids With Needle Phobias

Ava refuses the weekly blood tests that the doctor says she needs due to a medical condition. Matt screams whenever he needs to get injections at a checkup. What can their parents do? Read on for some fail-safe parenting tips for kids with needle phobias.

Trypanophobia Treatment

Do you avoid going to the doctor because you are afraid of needles? The name of this fear is called trypanophobia and there are treatments available for this fear. This article breaks down the best treatments used for the fear of needles and injections.

Dealing With Dental Phobia & Anxiety

For some people, going to the dentist provokes a slight nervousness, but for others it brings on a full panic attack. An extreme fear of the dentist, known as dental phobia, can prevent people from getting the correct dental care needed for healthy teeth and gums.