Top 10 most Common Phobias

Many people wonder what phobias are and what are the most common phobias. Specific phobias are those where a person has an intense and irrational fear of a specific thing and are one of three classifications of phobias according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). Approximately 7% to 12%

What do we mean by natural anxiety and how do you cope?

You wish it were as ‘kewl’ as emo angst, but it’s not. It’s not feigned world-weariness. For most people, there’s nothing poetic or philosophical about it. When we talk of anxiety, we usually associate it with stress. Indeed, anxiety often results from stress. You might be suffering from office-related concerns – your boss’s being unreasonable,

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a Psychological Treatment of Phobias

Cognitive behavioral therapy is one type of psychological treatment used for mood and anxiety disorders, including the treatment of phobias. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is a widely utilized type of psychotherapy in the U.S. and combines aspects of both

Definition of Glossophobia: Fear of Public Speaking

Glossophobia is an intense fear of speaking in public. This term comes from the Greek words “glōssa” (tongue) and “phobos” (fear). Glossophobia is commonly referred to as public speaking anxiety. If a person fears a number of social situations, not just public speaking, the person may have generalized social phobia (also known as social anxiety

Tish Cohen take on Agoraphobia in book Town House

I was born in Toronto and, shortly after swallowing a poisonous mushroom under the playground slide and having my stomach pumped, we moved to Montreal where I attended a tiny, dark French nursery school each day. My classmate, Guy, and I bonded over a French storybook about a family of hungry kittens in a park.

Acupuncture for stress and depression

A safe bet to take would be one that claims not a single adult in the world did not suffer from some variety of stress. Stress is responsible for more loss of productivity, missed days, and illness than any other thing in the entire world. It affects millions of people on a daily basis. The

Fear Of Clowns: The King Of All Weird Phobias

Does the name Pennywise tell you something? Maybe the chills, maybe some fear, maybe some hatred, or maybe nothing. Imagine that you are alone in your house, it’s getting dark, you can’t see really well. The door bell rings, you go downstairs very slowly, you open the door and… Pow! A big clown face greets

Fear of long words. hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words and also ironically it is the longest word in the dictionary. Common Causes and Triggers of hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia There are a large variety of reasons that cause or trigger the fear of long words. But the most prominent ones are are: Upbringing – People who are raised by people

Difference between phobia and OCD

Phobias are when you are afraid of something such as spiders. OCD is when you Obsess and Compulse over those fears. Spiders for example. With just a phobia, you may freak out over seeing a spider or just check a single time if spiders are somewhere. With OCD, you would be checking for spiders over

Difference between Mania and Phobia

Key Difference: Mania is basically a type of mood which is characterized by abnormally high energy levels. Mania has a variety of intensity levels, which range form mild mania to full mania with extreme energy, racing thoughts, and forced speech. Phobia refers to an abnormal fear of something. Phobias are actually a type of anxiety