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[8 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Sociophobia, better known as social anxiety disorder is one of the more common phobias and is characterized by fear of public humiliation.
A lot of people get nervous in big occasions such as reading in front of a big crowd, giving speeches, having to walk down the aisle in your own wedding, dancing or performing in public and this fear could have been brought about by a traumatic event in the past where one might have been humiliated or embarrassed. People get extremely anxious in a crowd and may be characterized …

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[8 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Most people feel secure when inside a house because it gives a feeling of safety and coziness, that is why a lot of people yearn to be at home after a tiring day at work or after traveling. But there are people who for some reason fear houses and this abnormal dread of houses is termed eicophobia or domatophobia. For an eicophobe, houses appear as repressive or unsafe. Another reason for this anxiety is due to claustrophobia or fear of enclosed places, or one might fear that a house is …

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[4 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Fear of alcohol is called potophobia. This phobia can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from religious beliefs to the loss of control. We know the effects of the substance on the brain and body and too much of it can cause loss of inhibition and leads to bad judgment that can be life changing.
Also known as methyphobia, the potophobic individual may actually fear people who consume alcohol or the loss of control when alcohol is consumed. People compromised by this phobia will actively avoid any situation where …

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[25 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Change can be viewed as something that can improve one’s condition in life or could be viewed as something traumatic especially if change brought about a bad experience in the past. People who fear change or moving to other places have Tropophobia.
Most people with this fear are those who dwell in or thrive in constancy and familiarity. They like routine and can have obsessive-compulsive personalities and anything that can disrupt their routine can cause them to be scared. Some might have had a bad experience …

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[2 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Agraphobia, also known as contreltophobia, is an abnormal fear of sexual abuse. Although the condition is very common, it is widely unknown.
Agraphobic people suffer from such condition due to an event in the past which is linked to an emotional trauma with sexual abuse. Such experience do not have to actually happen to the patient, and watching sexual abuse occur in movies or television shows alone, can already trigger the condition. Other causes of agraphobia may include misinformation, sexual abuse hysteria, sensationalist news coverage and overzealous or careless investigatory practices. …

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[2 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Agoraphobia is known as an abnormal fear of public places and open spaces. It is considered as an anxiety disorder however, it is now believed to be a complication of panic attacks.
The exact causes of such condition are currently unknown, but it is said to be linked to the presence of an anxiety disorder, a substance abuse or a stressful environment. The chronic use of tranquilizers and sleeping pills such as benzodiazepines are also linked to the cause of agoraphobia.
There are various treatments that can be considered to cure such …

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[4 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

Fear of ugliness