Distinguishing Anxiety, Fear, Phobias, and Panic

The definitions of fear and anxiety are often confounded, the words being used interchangeably for the same general concept, even though there are obvious advantages to using two distinct words to designate separate though related phenomena. In order better to understand the meanings of these terms, consider their dictionary definitions and derivations. The traditional meanings

The Paradox of Anxiety

An accomplished violinist finds that his fingers become stiff as he starts to play in front of an audience. A student taking an oral examination finds that her mind has gone blank and she is unable to talk. A medical student participating in his first operation starts to faint. Each of these mishaps is characteristic

Fear of feeling trapped, helpless or embarrassed – Agoraphobia

What is Agoraphobia This is a cluster of phobias like leaving home, shops, crowds, public places, travel by train, bus or plane, with accompanying dizziness (not vertigo), faintness and sense of losing control. The fear worsens if it is hard to make a dignified escape from wherever panic strikes. In addition, non-phobic anxiety, panics and

Classifications of Phobic disorders

The two most widely used classifications today are ICD-10 and DSM-IV-TR (Tables 1.1–1.4). ICD-10 lists, under the heading ‘‘Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders’’, F40 Phobic anxiety disorders, the diagnoses F40.0 Agoraphobia, 40.1 Social phobias and 40.2 Specific (isolated) phobias, which closely resemble those that DSM-IV-TR lists under the heading ‘‘Anxiety disorders’’ (300.21, 300.22, 300.23 and

History of Phobias

Phobias in the past From Hippocrates to the 18th century, phobic problems were described occasionally but not distinguished clearly as disorders in their own right. ‘‘Phobia’’ began to be used as a term early in the 19th century, after which it gradually gained acceptance in its current sense: an intense fear that is out of

The fear of large objects – Megalophobia

Megalophobia is the fear of large objects. People suffering from megalophobia might not jus be scared of big objects as a whole. but sometimes feel uneasy or anxious when being near an object that is disproportional. For example a large sculpture of a human body, or other things that come out to be larger than

Thalassophobia – fear of sea, sea travel, large bodies of water, emptiness of sea

Thalassophobia belongs to the specific phobia category. Thalassophobia is the intense fear and anxiety that follows it, of deep water which include the ocean or the sea. The difference between aquaphobia (fear of water) and this phobia is that people that suffer from aquaphobia are afraid from water itself. While on the other hand, people

Fear of travel, planes, trains, boats, ships, road travel – Hodophobia

Hodophobia is the irrational fear that a person experiences of traveling. Hodophobia is also known as travel phobia or fear of travel. Hodophobia is a specific phobia. These phobia has been studied by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Sigmund Freud, confessed in a number of letters that he suffered from fear of travel. He used the term “Reiseangst” for it, which

Fear of Falling in Love or Relationships, Philophobia

Philophobia is the fear of falling in love, being in a relationship or maintaining one. All the way to experiencing emotional attachment of some form. People most prone to be subject of such fears, are people undergoing emotional hardships or bad past experiences. Most people tend to take this phobia lightly as something that happens

The fear of happiness, Cherophobia

banyak resep masakan rumahan di rahasiabunda.my.id yang enak dan lezat Cherophobia is the fear of happiness, or aversion towards things or situations that might bring happiness or feelings of joy. For most people it seems an unreasonable fear to have, or many might mistake it for depression. But in reality, cherophobia is developed by the