If we are
honest about things, most of us have some kind of phobia – we either know about
it or haven’t discovered it. Since this is not our area of expertise, we have
invited a guest post from someone who knows much more about this issue. Here
“Everyone is afraid of something. This is one of those rules of life that can’t be avoided, and even people who appear fearless are scared of something. It is often merely a matter of being able to hide just how scared a person is. Fear is something that can be overcome or hidden under normal circumstances.
some people who cannot seem to overcome their fear are most likely suffering
from a phobia. A phobia is significantly
more difficult to handle than the average encounter with fear because of the
psychological nature of it. Unlike fear, it is purely irrational and generates
a much stronger reaction, owing largely to faulty thought processes or the
recollection of traumatic memories from the formative years.
of a phobia and how it forms is such that anything and everything can become a
trigger for it, though there are a few common causes. People who are caught in
a situation where they are forced into contact with the trigger of their
phobia, nearly anything can happen. Heart palpitations, sweaty palms, increased
heart rate, and shallow breathing are just some of the many possible physical
tend to be prone to anxiety are also prone to some severe reactions to a phobia
attack, with some experts theorizing that the psychological propensity towards
one also lends to the likelihood of suffering from the other. However, the real
long-term damage lies in how it affects the mental processes.
People who have a phobia are adept at picturing scenarios of being trapped with the object, situation, or thought that triggers the said irrational fear. These thoughts often come with an incredible level of detail, which only serves to enforce the fear that is the root of the image.
with this condition also become adept at making excuses to avoid being put into
a situation that forces a real life confrontation with their fears, such as
taking the stairs instead of the elevator and faking excuses to avoid going to
side of this condition is that it forces people to be creative, because the
adrenaline rush caused by a fear reaction can only last so long. The mind
becomes adept at creating scenarios and making conjectures that force the body
to keep the adrenaline coming. The negative of this, however, is that the mind
is incapable of discerning between reality, perception, and imagination
whenever a fear trigger is fired.
with a phobia is not always easy to detect. Some of the more common triggers
for an attack are very similar to things that most people are afraid of, such
as heights or snakes. The significantly more intense reaction is often
dismissed by most casual observers.
depression, a person that has one of the many types of phobias may not even
recognize that he has a problem that needs to be dealt with. Most experts in
the field believe that, like the numbers representing depression and social
anxiety disorder, the number of people with phobias is inaccurate because most
cases are not even being reported.”
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