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: Thalassophobia is an intense phobia or fear of large bodies of water.
If you have thalassophobia, you may be afraid of the ocean, sea, and large lakes.
This week’s phobias:
Monday, 28 November – Ophidiophobia
Tuesday, 29 November – Philemaphobia
Wednesday, 30 November – Scoptophobia
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?