Phobias

Introduction:Phobias are the most common mental disorder in the United States. There are so many different types of phobias. Some are minor but some could be serious or dangerous phobias if not taken care of. If you have a phobia, talk to someone about it, read a book on that particular phobia and see if you can help yourself out of it. If it is a serious or dangerous phobia, be sure to get some professional help so that you don't need to live with it or check into hypnosis.

  • 01

    Arachnophobia

    This phobia is a fear of spiders. Some people really have a big problem with spiders even though they are a very small bug. It seems like more women than men have a fear of spiders. If this really is a problem for you, try to get a book and read up on it so see how you can get past this.

  • 02

    Ophidiophobia

    This phobia is a fear of snakes. Some people really get frightened when they see a snake no matter how big or small the snake may be. This fear could be because of a past experience that you might have had or possibly from stories you have heard or read about. It could also just be because of they way they look or slither.

  • 03

    Acrophobia

    This is a fear of heights. This phobia is a very common fear. This fear could lead to anxiety attacks even with the thought of having to be up high. If this does seem to be a problem with your everyday living, talk to someone. You shouldn't have to live a life of anxiety.

  • 04

    Agoraphobia

    This is a common phobia among some people. It is a fear of not being able to escape from something or if they think that it would be difficult to escape from a situation. This could be from being in a crowded space or sometimes if they are in a car, plane, or train and feel like they need to escape but can't. This phobia could be a serious fear. People with this phobia get anxiety or panic attacks if they are in this situation. Some people have this so bad that they can't even leave their home because they are afraid of being trapped or not being able to get out. This is something that definitely needs to be looked at. Please talk to a professional counselor or therapist to help you with this. If you know of someone with this phobia, please try to get them help.

  • 05

    Cynophobia

    This phobia is the fear of dogs. People who have this fear most likely had a bad experience as a child. Perhaps they got bitten or scared from a dog. Maybe they got chased from a dog. This could be a real fear. If you are afraid of dogs, try to help yourself out and try to get around dogs. Try slowly. Try to get to know a gently dog that doesn't jump and is well behaved. First show them the back of your hand and let them sniff your hand so that they know that you are safe. They may be afraid of you at first too if they don't know you. Once they know you aren't dangerous and they have sniffed your hand, slowly go and pet them and talk to them. I'm sure in no time you will overcome this fear if you try to help yourself and if you try to relax around dogs. Remember that dogs can sense your feelings. Try to relax and talk calmly to them. Remember, never ever run from a dog. Most dogs will tend to run after you because they think it is a game. I know you can do it, try it and find out for yourself.




Final Thoughts

As mentioned above, some fears are mild fears but some fears could be serious and possibly dangerous fears to live with. Some fears you can help yourself overcome but some need a little more help. There are a number of books out there than can help you with some of these and other fears. There is a very good author whose name is Allen Carr. He writes books on how to overcome different fears and phobias. He has a good one called, "The Easy Way to Enjoy Flying". This book helps with the fear of flying. He has so many different books of all sorts of phobias and how to overcome them. Check them out at your local library or bookstore. If your fear is a more serious fear, please talk to someone and get some help. Don't be afraid or ashamed to talk to someone, so many people have fears and phobias just like you.


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