CategoryPhobias

A Strange Phobia That Almost Everyone Has to Deal With

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A lot of people are afraid of heights, and a fear of spiders seems to be pretty common too. But by and large mostly people share different fears and anxieties meaning that there’s always someone around who can safely remove the spider from the room, or who can get the ball down from the roof. Imagine though if there was a fear that everyone shared. What would we do then? Well actually we...

DIY Psychology – How to Overcome a Phobia

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Human psychology is a complex subject and one that not even the experts in the field have got completely covered. Most of us will probably never gain a complete knowledge of how the brain works, and particularly our own. So the question then is: should we attempt to ‘tamper’ with it? Can we overcome psychological problems ourselves, or do we risk making things worse? If you...

Fear of Getting Old – How to Deal With It?

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Getting old is something that happens to all of us and like death and taxes is sadly inevitable. However that doesn’t mean that everyone has to like it, and to varying degrees we might find this idea hard to swallow. While this is perfectly natural to a degree, it is also unhealthy when it is experienced in the extreme, and if you find yourself very scared of getting old then this can start to...

Thanatophobia – Fear of Dying

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It is fair to say that all of us are somewhat afraid of dying and certainly none of us would choose it. However some people take that fear to the extreme and in these cases they are described as suffering from ‘thanatophobia’ – the full blown phobia of dying and death. Thanatophobia is a complex phobia that incorporates many things and might express itself in many ways – through the...

Fear of Spiders – How to Overcome Arachnophobia

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Of all the phobias, arachnophobia is arguably the most common. And yet, while a fear of airplanes or confined spaces is recognized as debilitating, the fear of spiders is generally mocked. Indeed, many of us have teased an arachnophobe at some point. Men in particular tend to be ashamed of their phobia, considering it childish and pathetic. But arachnophobia, though not the worst of phobias...

Nosocomephobia: Fear of Hospitals, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Of all the common phobias, perhaps the most irrational is the phobia of hospitals and doctors. After all, whereas a plane really could crash or a spider really could bite you, hospitals exist solely to make you better. And yet so intense is this fear that it can prevent people seeking help, advice, and even treatment. The Nature of the Problem The fear of hospitals and doctors is so widespread...

Practical Tips to Overcome Fear of Flying

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A phobia of airplanes and flying, like a phobia of spiders, snakes, or the dark, is so common that almost every sufferer knows someone with the same fear. Unfortunately, many also find such a phobia hugely restricting, cutting them off from much of the world, preventing them from visiting loved ones, and even undermining relationships. Causes Some cannot remember a time when the thought of flying...

Chromophobia – Fear of Colors

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Phobias can get pretty strange. Take ‘antidaephobia’. This is the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you… Then there are all those people who have phobias of buttons, balloons and other random inanimate objects. I personally have a fear of sticky labels! That’s a phobia so odd that I have yet to find a name for it… But perhaps a fear of colors might seem even stranger that all those...

Overcoming a Fear of the Dentist

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If you suffer with a fear of the dentist then this is an understandable affliction that is likely linked to a number of bad experiences in your youth, or even vicarious learning (seeing other people go through a lot of pain). The thing is that dentists are often responsible for us being put through a lot of misery and having teeth wrenched out or filled in with filler or drilled into. Combine...

Fear of the Dentist Phobia

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A fear of the dentist or at least some level of apprehension is fairly normal. It’s normal to be wary when you head to the dentist and to perhaps feel some fear of possible procedures. But where this becomes crippling and actually prevents you from going to the doctor it becomes a problem and is no longer just an amusing character trait. Here we will look at full blown fear of the dentist...

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