Phobias

What is it?

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed often being recognized as irrational(Wikipedia,2013)

Symptoms

The symptoms of a phobia can range from mild feelings of apprehension and anxiety to a panic attack. typically the closer you get to your phobia the greater fear you feel ( Wikipedia,2013)

Physical symptoms

Difficulty breathing

Heart beat increase

Chest pain or tightness

Shaking

Dizziness

A churning stomach

Sweating


Emotional symptoms

Anxiety

Panic

Passiing out


Common phobias

Fear of heights

Spiders

Snakes

Small spaces

Dogs

Thunder and lightning

Injections


Uncommon phobias

Fear of the colour yellow

Cheese

Falling asleep

Clowns

Trees

Being without your phone

Rain

Cluster of holes

Beards

Treatment

Basically there is only Two proven treatments that work which are therapy ( with a doctor or yourself) and Exposure


Exposure

Psychological doctors and therapists say the more you are exposed to the object or situation the more likely you are to get over your fear unless it is a extreme phobia case


Therapy

Doctors and therapists say talking about your fear is also a great way to overcome this fear, realizing that a fear is just a fear brings a person back to reality.