A phobia is an anxiety disorder involving excessive and persistent fear of a situation or object. Exposure to the source of the fear triggers an immediate anxiety response.
Most specific phobias fall into one of four major categories:
- Fears of the natural environment
- Fears related to animals
- Fear related to medical treatments or issues
- Fears related to specific situations
Phobia of the Day: Gamophobia a fear of commitment or fear of marriage.
It can keep you from enjoying meaningful relationships.
A painful break-up, divorce or abandonment during childhood or adulthood may make you afraid to commit to someone you love.
Psychotherapy can help you overcome this commitment phobia.
This week’s phobias:
Monday, 21 November – Emetophobia
Tuesday, 22 November
Wednesday, 23 November
Thursday, 24 November
Friday, 25 November
Tuesday, 15 November – Ablutophobia
Wednesday, 16 November – Barophobia
Thursday, 17 November – Chrometophobia
Friday, 18 November – Dystychiphobia
Do you have a phobia you suffer from that you’d like to share?