Phobia Project

Chassity France


•Description: the persistent, abnormal and unwanted fear of bathing, washing or cleaning. Tend to usually be more common in women and children more than men

•Developement: Caused by traumatic experience in the past(childhood for elders). Or an experience that happened to a relative, friend or even someone/ something seen on a movie or television show.

•Treatment/Therapy Options: Best left to a mental health practitioner. But there are also plenty of therapist and peer groups also helping you psychological difficulties.

•Screenings/Test: No blood test, No scans l, no image that can detect phobia. Diagnonsis relies on behavioral observations and screening.


•Description: fear of snow; found weird but uncontrollable, highly personalized. More than likely fear of injury for those who have medical phobias. Or fear of water.

•Development: faced possible injuries or bone fractures due to bad weather. Accident due to slippery roads. Or a childhood traumatic event.

•Treatment/Therapy: Become educated about different types of snow and the effects it has on the area "local conditions" can calm fears. Or Mental Health Professional.


•Description: having an abnormal extreme and persistent fear of words, fear of Greek words and fear of difficult sounding words.

•Development: arise from a combination of events, traumatic experience at young age, social phobia may have more complex that are not known. Can run in genetics and brain chemistry.

•Treatment/Therapy: medicine can be prescribed but could have several side effects as well as just suppressing the symptoms. Also go to psychotherapy

•Screenings/Test: take a home medical test online as well as an online screenings which can be found on right


•Description: fear of parent in laws, found in mostly women.

•Development: maybe the result of false expectations with resolutions to your in-laws. Might think all parents are the same and that the new in laws are going to be the same.

•Treatment/Therapy: seeks help from therapist who can help learn ways to manage your fear and establish your own home apart from theres.

•Screenings/Test: none, it's personal


•Description: an abnormal fear of many things, a condition marked by presence of many phobias.

•Development: things that haunt people in there dreams, causes of external events, demons. Feeling of panic, dread and terror.

•Treatment/Therapy: anti-anxiety medication and exposure therapy.

•Screenings/Test: ADHD test or a concentration test.

Statistics Of Phobias

1. Social phobias are often cultural but affect everyone around.

2. Only 23% of all people with phobias seek treatment for anxiety.

3. When phobias begins; nearly 40% before age 10 and 95% before age 20.

4. 17% of people with social phobias develop depression. (17% turning to illegal drugs & 19% turning to alcohol)

5. 80% find relief in medication.

6. Phobias begin during childhood and persist throughout ones life.

7. Nearly 15-20% of us experience at least on traumatic event in our life.

8. Nearly 8.7% of people 18 and over have at least one extreme fear.

9 20% of the people who seek treatment recover completely.