Phobia is a new trend in today's world. Every second person you meet today is suffering from one or the other phobia. But is it really so?
What is Phobia
Phobia is actually an extreme fear of something like a place, a situation or some kind of creature. Fear prevents a person from doing a particular thing.
Phobia is not a disease, it’s actually a mental disorder that causes the immense fear in a person.
When a person is suffering from any kind of phobia, he or she imagines the threat from that fear at a very great level than it would actually be in reality. Hopefully, phobias are diagnosable mental disorders.
Types of Phobia
There are various kinds of phobias, listed further in this article, that a person can suffer from. But before this, let’s read about the facts that indicate a person is suffering from a phobia.
Symptoms of Phobia
A person suffering from phobia cannot control his or her instant reaction towards the fear they are suffering from, despite knowing it.
He or she gets panic or feel intense anxiety as soon as they come across that fear.
They might do anything or everything to avoid this feeling of fear.
A person suffering from a phobia will feel sensations like sweating, abnormal breathing, dry mouth, trembling, accelerated heartbeat, nausea, hot flushes or chills, a choking sensation, chest pains or tightness, butterflies in the stomach, pins, and needles, confusion, and disorientation, dizziness or a headache more often.
Causes Of Phobia
Phobia usually begins during the childhood, teenage or early adulthood but in some cases, it starts after the age of 30 years as well.
Basically, a phobia is caused when a person experiences any frightening event at an immature age or it is transferred from the parent or household member who is suffering from this.
It is also caused by a stressful experience.
Treatment Of Phobia
As already mentioned above, a phobia is a diagnosable mental disorder. One needs proper treatment which includes medication and behavioral therapy.
Moreover, apart from these, a person needs love affection and special care from any person they know while suffering from a phobia.
Types Of Phobia
An extreme or irrational fear of heights.
The fear of going to school.
An abnormal, persistent, irrational fear of failure.
The fear of forgetting or being forgotten/ignored.
The fear of losing someone you love.
An abnormal fear of thunder and lightning.
An abnormal and persistent fear of pain.
The fear of dogs.
The fear of spiders. (It affects women four times more than men.)
The fear of chickens.
The fear of cats.
The fear of bees.
The fear of ants.
The fear of butterflies.
The fear of snakes.
The fear of cockroaches.
The fear of ducks.
The fear of sharks.
The fear of success.
An irrational fear of contracting a disease.
The fear of women.
The fear of blushing.
The fear of pregnancy.
The fear of getting old.
The fear of doctors or hospitals.
The fear of the future.
The fear of depths.
The fear of bridges.
The fear of water.
The fear of fire.
The fear of blood.
The fear of needles.
The fear of balloons.
The fear of public speaking.
The fear of public numbers.
The fear of Halloween.
The fear of the crowd.
The fear of men.
The fear of being alone.
The fear of God.
The severe and irrational fear of injury or war.
The fear of driving.
The fear of hairs.
The fear of vomiting.
The fear of zombies.
The fear of fat people.
The fear of talking people on phone.
The fear of sleep.
An extreme or irrational fear of clowns.
The fear of technology.
Phobias are not like simple fear sensation, it is more serious and hazardous if not taken seriously.
In an approximate fact by WHO in later 2018, more than 76.34% of the total world population is suffering from at least one kind of phobia, irrespective whether they know it or not.
It is recommended to get a checkup of your friends and families, and find out of anyone is having a Phobia. Getting rid of Phobias is much necessary.