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Welcome to the world of phobia

Published on 19 April 2018|
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An extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. 

by Louise M., Carrybeans

Do you have an extreme fear of something? So extreme that your heartbeat goes through the roof, your sweat glands go into overdrive, your lungs don’t seem to fill up, and your trembling goes out of control?

If you do, then you’re a phobic and it’s not always a laughing matter.

Welcome to the world of phobia(s)

There is an exhaustive list from A to Z of the many different kinds of phobias out there. Phobias can be from the most trivial, to the most common, to the most strange and unheard of.

A phobia is often linked to traumatic events or situations and can develop during childhood, adolescence or early adulthood. However, it’s not always clear why some phobias occur.

Here are 3 phobias to name your fears

1. Didaskaleinophobia – Fear of going to school

While it’s completely natural for kids to hate school, or perhaps just dislike it, this type of phobia can make kids feel very isolated, scared, sad, depressed, and physically ill when they are asked to go to school.

The assumption parents normally make when their kids act up for not wanting to go to school is just that: an act. There are possibly other reasons why, but this phobia could be one of them.

2. Phasmophobia – Fear of ghosts

There are people who like to experience the thrill of telling ghost stories and watching movies that feature ghosts and other supernatural entities. However, there are also those who fear the paranormal. They either have an active imagination or have experiences concerning the other-worldly beings.

It is common in many cultures to have a fear of ghosts because they are deceased people. This line comes to mind: I see dead people.

3. Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns

Clowns are supposed to be funny. They’re supposed to entertain us and make us laugh. Typically dressed in a colourful costume and distinctive makeup, wearing outlandish wigs and exaggerated footwear, they shouldn’t make us fear them.

But, do you know ‘It‘? Well, ‘It’ made it worse. Clowns have gone from funny to scary. Hmm…poor Ronald McDonald. The good news is that almost all phobias can be managed, treated and cured.  So, start overcoming your fears and live the life you want.

Gephyrophobia is the fear of crossing bridges. Overcome this fear here while you beat the heat at these amazing riverside places!

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