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Examples of phobias


Phobias are a type of fear which, in most cases, turns out to be irrational and compulsive in front of something or someone. They are much more frequent than you might think and people who suffer from them tend to live their lives avoiding any type of contact around what causes that state of anxiety

The type of anxiety that phobias generate can manifest itself in physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, dizziness and even palpitations and all accompanied by a state of panic attack that can make the person think that they will lose their sanity.

For some time now, phobias have been seen as a mental disorder related to anxiety and fear;  Technically it can be defined as an obsessive fear and lacking any rationality, it is highly persistent and is triggered in the presence of something, a situation, a living being, animal, insect person or more specific situations.

Examples of phobias

  1. Agoraphobia: fear of open places
  2. Claustrophobia: fear of closed places
  3. Coulrophobia: fear of clowns
  4. Venustraphobia : fear of beautiful women
  5. Arachnophobia: fear of spiders
  6. Ancraphobia: fear of the wind
  7. Pharmacophobia: fear of medicines
  8. Necrophobia: fear of death
  9. Aragnofobia : fear of spiders
  10. Catagelphobia : fear of being ridiculed in public
  11. Dentophobia : fear of dentin
  12. Ablutophy : fear of bathing
  13. Endophobia : fear of insects
  14. Gamofibia : fear of marriage or commitment
  15. Bromidophobia : fear of body odors
  16. Querofobia : fear of joy or happiness
  17. Singenesofibia : fear of relatives or relatives
  18. Zeusophobia : fear of a god or several gods
  19. Didaskaleinophobia : fear of going to school
  20. Cemiphobia : fear of large moles

An important factor within phobias is that they usually have their origin in childhood due to a traumatic incident that has penetrated the depths of the individual’s mind, although they can also be generated after events in adulthood.

Currently there are treatments that seek to mitigate phobias, in the best of cases to make them disappear and each type of treatment must be adapted to the type of person and the phobia they present. Treatments can range from hypnosis to the use of medications prescribed by a mental health specialist and at the same time that a therapy is carried out that seeks to make the patient face their fears in order to achieve a cure for the disease.

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