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: Scoptophobia is excessive fear of being stared at.
It is often associated with other society anxieties.
During an episode of scopophobia, you may feel your face flush or your heart race.
You might begin sweating or shaking.
This week’s phobias:
Monday, 28 November – Ophidiophobia
Tuesday, 29 November – Philemaphobia
Wednesday, 30 November
Thursday, 1 December
Friday, 2 December
Monday, 21 November – Emetophobia
Tuesday, 22 November – Gamophobia
Wednesday, 23 November – Heliophobia
Thursday, 24 November – Nomophobia
Do you have a phobia you suffer from that you’d like to share?