Most common types of phobias

If you want to know the most common types of phobias you cannot miss this article that explains that phobias are and what is its origin.

What are phobias?

Phobias are anxiety disorders with the highest prevalence in the world population and if not treated in time can gradually increase gradually to become chronic. The types of phobias are divided into:

  • Specific phobias are a fear and irrational fear to something specific.
  • Social phobia is a fear of exposure to social situations.

Sometimes ignorance symptoms with stress or disgust confused and hardly seek help, there are even families where a large number of members and the suffering and see it as something natural.

Some symptoms of different types of phobias are: palpitations, feeling of suffocation, sweating, tremor, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, dry mouth, anxiety, nervousness, tachycardia, intense desire to flee, redness of the face, paleness, dry mouth, tension, worry, lack of concentration, restlessness, irritability, alertness, stress and insomnia.


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Origin of phobias

Not all phobias have a clear origin but it has been observed that sometimes occur by association to a traumatic event that left a deep emotional footprint, it has also been observed that sometimes, phobias are founded by issues beliefs and superstitions for fear of “bad luck”. Another source, and is the most difficult to identify, it is an internal emotional conflict that causes phobia certain situation, object or animal.

Most common types of phobias

This is a list of the most common types of known phobias or more on them you will find more extensive information in the “Fears and Phobias’ section of our website.

Social Phobia: It consists of a progressive anxiety in everyday social situations, such as eating out, talk to someone, talking to a group albeit very small. In this phobia, you feel a strong fear to act humiliating and shameful way.

Phobia Number 13: It consists of an intense, irrational and persistent fear the number 13, either to a date, car plates, list number, number of years or whatever. And although the person inside know that their fear is irrational and wants to stop it cannot control.

School Phobia: It is a strong resistance to come to school because the thought of it provokes terror, accompanied by strong anxiety that begins to increase when approaching time to go to school.

Driving phobia: It is an exaggerated increase in anxiety levels when the idea of driving and stalling and anguish to drive a vehicle is presented; this causes inconvenience and setbacks in everyday life as it gives the feeling of isolation, shame and dependence on others.

Needle phobia: It is also known as fear of needles, and consists of a terror sharp objects or needles only because it associates a needle with a picket and pain; terror is accompanied by ailments such as tachycardia and thoughts of pain, helplessness and anxiety.

Phobic dogs: It is an intense and unexplained fear that can paralyze a person, as even the mere mention of the animal he raises anxiety levels, but if you hear a bark, sees an image or presence of the dog reaches terrified.

Phobia of clowns: It consists of an exaggerated and inexplicable fear that occurs in the presence or evocation of a clown, I even watch it on TV. It not always related to an adverse event and is probably due to an internal conflict.

Phobia of long words: It is the disproportionate fear of long words, whether to speak out loud, reading them silently and even listen to them , because that is generated in the person suffering intense anxiety that cannot control.

Phobia open spaces: Known as agoraphobia, occurs when a person is in places where it feels threatened, endangered or trapped, as their way of seeing and thinking think your life is in danger.

Flying phobia: It’s the terror of flying because they think life is in danger, its origin can be accidents or hijackings, this makes it feel like something more real because it is based on something that has happened to someone else.

Height phobia: It terror climb a building, plane, hot air balloon, helicopter, bridge or any situation that puts you on the heights since the sufferer feeling out of balance; Treading the soil crumbles and all collapse at any time.

Phobia of butterflies: It is an intense, irrational and seemingly incomprehensible fear butterflies, either to a class of butterflies or all. What for some is a beauty of nature for others it is a symbol of sadness, tragedy or death?

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As phobias affect

The behavior that assumes a person suffering any of the many types of phobias is a concern for being at the expectation and constantly monitors the environment, irritability, aggression, low tolerance, compulsion and muscle aches because of high emotional stress. A phobia paralyzes life deteriorates; because it interferes with the functions and relationships leaving a feeling of lack of control, loneliness, dependency and a serious decline in self-esteem.

How to cope with different types of phobias?

First accepting that you have a problem and that this situation is more common than we think, we must seek psychological support, cooperate with the psychotherapist to identify the source of the phobia, and access to begin treatment. Phobias may disappear or may increase in intensity very subtly reaching severely impair the quality of life of a person. It is always best to seek a professional for treatment.

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