Monday, January 31, 2011

Phobia Types – The Many Different Types Of Phobias

Phobia Free: Medical Breakthrough Linking 90% of all Phobias and Panic Attack to a Hidden Physical ProblemThere are a hundreds and hundreds of different types of phobias.  At some point I will cover them all here, but it's definitely going to take some time. Here's a little something about phobias that I hope you will find not only interesting, but also helpful in your journey to cope with your phobias.

Phobia Types – The Many Different Types Of Phobias

Author:  Thomas Budd
In our world today there are a lot of different kinds of phobias. Phobia is defined as a form of fear that is thought to be illogical or extreme. Usually in most situations, a phobia can include both an extreme and illogical fear. 

People that endure these types of fears do not always realize that their fear is illogical. On the other hand if someone does in fact identify their fear as being illogical, it can still be extremely difficult to conquer it.  Did you know that the body will experience a tremendous amount of stress when it comes to a phobia? The body responds to this stress by getting itself mentally and physically prepared to face the threat.    

Let us investigate the many different types of phobias that exist today and also include the symptoms that are commonly linked to these fears.  

There are hundreds if not thousands of different kinds of phobias that people experience. However, there are phobias that are much more common amongst people. The most common phobias are social and specific related. If you suffer from a phobia you will experience painful symptoms that will place a great deal of stress on your body.

A specific phobia is a fear of a certain thing or circumstance. If a person suffers from this condition, they will do their best to avoid the circumstance or item that causes them fear. For example, if someone has a fear of dogs or rabies, they suffer from Cynophobia.

A social phobia is a fear of social situations and experiences. These fears can include even the most basic social situations that are normally experienced on a day to day basis. The people that suffer from this anxiety believe that other people are watching them and are placing opinions on them. These people are often very afraid when it comes to public speaking. They can also be afraid of other social situations like eating in front of others.  

People can also suffer from spatial phobias. Spatial phobias exist when someone is afraid of the amount of space in the area. For example, if someone has a fear of open spaces they suffer from Agoraphobia. If they are afraid of closed spaces they suffer from Claustrophobia.  

There are numerous amounts of phobias that people suffer from. A phobia is basically an illogical fear of something. Most people who suffer from phobias realize there is no rational reason to be scared of that fear. However, the fear they endure is very legitimate. The most common symptom of fear is to panic.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Gamophobia: The Fear of Marriage

She Wants a Ring--and I Don't Wanna Change a Thing: How a Man Can Overcome His Fears of Commitment and MarriageGamophobia is the irrational and persistent fear of marriage.  This phobia is closely related to  the Commitment Phobia.  

There's not a lot of information on Gamophobia, but a possible cause is a very traumatic marriage.  I know personally after having a marriage fall apart that I'll think twice before getting married again.  I don't fear marriage, but I can see where this could play a role in triggering Gamophobia.

Do you suffer from Gamophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered?  How does it affect your life?

Febriphobia: The Fear of Fever

Fear the Fever: The Hot Blood SeriesFebriphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of fever.  This includes any rise in body temperature.  Most with this phobia feel that fever is a sign of a serious illness.

This phobia is most likely caused by a traumatic experience involving illness and fever.  It can also be caused by knowing someone who became gravely ill with a fever

Do you suffer Febriphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered?  How do you cope with it?

Gnosiophobia: The Fear of Knowledge

Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and ConstructivismGnosiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of knowledge.  It appears that many people have this fear in today's society.  I'm not trying to make a joke out of it, but seriously a lot of people seem to be making stupid an art form.

Those who suffer from this phobia are terrified to learn anything.  They are afraid to go to school or do anything that involves learning something. 

Do you suffer from Gnosiophobia? It's not a common phobia so it would be interesting to learn more about how it's triggered and the effects it has on a person's life.  If you have this phobia let us know what it's really about.

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