Tag Archives: Phobias

What is Capgras Delusion?

Imagine a world where your closest loved one does not feel like your loved one at all. Think about always having the feeling that you are being deceived, that an identical imposter has replaced your closest friend or family member. If you can imagine the confusion, sadness and fear that is associated with these feelings

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Who is the Germaphobe?

Having a fear of germs or dirt in general can be problematic if it becomes all consuming. The Mysophobia definition states that someone with this condition has a “dread of dirt or defilement”. When used as a medical term to define mysophobia it means, “an abnormal fear of dirt or contamination”.  (Dictionary.com) This condition is

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Understanding the True Concept of Philia

Both phobias and fears are opposite ends of the same spectrum. While phobias describe overpowering, sometimes paralyzing fear of something, a philia represents an extreme fondness, affection or love for a person, object or activity. In certain cases, the intensity of those feelings often borders on the irrational. Both can cause a person to do

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Understanding Xenophobia in Today’s World

The dictionary attempts to define xenophobia as “an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers, or of their politics and culture.” While this serves as a framework for understanding what xenophobia means, it does little to impart the impact that xenophobia has on the victims who are the target of such abuse. Examples of

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Who is a Xenophobic?

Since the beginning of the species, mankind hasn’t played well together. More than any other creatures on the planet, we seek the downfall of our own kind. We fight to the death over differences in skin hue, religion and geographic locations. For some reason, human beings refuse to accept anything that we deem to be

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Weird Phobias

Phobias are far more common than you might think. A simple fear that you have of one thing or another may have an entire science dedicated to it and how to handle it. The key to dealing with phobias is to really know what they are, what some Weird Phobias are, and how to handle them

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Tokophobia or Fear of Getting Pregnant

There are many psychological disorders in the world that we simply do not understand. From common anxiety to ‘out there’ phobias, people everywhere are struggling. For some people these struggles change their lives in minute ways: perhaps they avoid going to the grocery store or they avoid cinemas. For others, like those suffering from Tokophobia,

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Hemophobia or Fear of Blood

Hemophobia is the fear of blood and in some teens and college students it causes serious problems. The sight of blood from a cut or accident causes the individual to experience anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and fainting It is normal to feel some anxiety when seeing blood but this condition is excessive. This phobia means even blood from

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Got Fear of The Dark?

Suffering from Fear of the Dark? Should You be Scared of Achluophobia? Fearing darkness in the modern age just does not happen as much. Modern lighting, education, and the fact we shift work has taught us we really have nothing to fear. More things positive and negative happen in the sunshine than it ever does in

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Fear Of Sleep: Causes, Solutions and Complications

Sleep problems can appear at any point through childhood and the teen years. The sudden fear of sleep may stem from a direct cause or just seem to appear without prompting. Either way, children and teens are often ill equipped to deal with the problem on their own. Luckily, you can help them find the

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Coulrophobia–Fear of Clowns is No Laughing Matter

Perhaps you are made particularly uncomfortable by circus clowns, or maybe a friend or family member expressed fright when encountering a clown entertainer at a child’s birthday party. As silly as the situation may sound, the fearful emotions are all too real. This is coulrophobia. For the uninitiated, the definition of coulrophobia is, quite simply,

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Hey Commitment Phobe!

Commitment phobia strikes both men and women and the key factor is fear. These people have a fear of intimacy and getting close to others and tend to bail out of relationships just when their partners are beginning to relax with them. Commitment phobic men will bum rush a woman, seduce and flatter her, then

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