What is a phobia?
The word is heard, probably, everything, and what isphobia, imagine a few. The origin of the term is Greek, and it means "fear", but not every fear becomes a phobia. Fear becomes her, when you even fall into a stupor at the thought of the thing that horrifies you. While you are able to fight an object of horror, you are dealing with ordinary ordinary fears. A phobia will appear only when you begin to avoid, hide or ignore the factor that causes your fear - and can manifest itself in a rather perverted form.
Than fear differs from phobia
What is a phobia is, above all, constancy,stability and panic. That is, if you are afraid to look today from the tenth floor, and tomorrow snakes come to you - these are your fears, inspired by yesterday's film, along with continuous tension. Perhaps a neurosis. But if in every rustle you can hear the rustling of the feet, you scream at the sight of spiders, their images cause nausea, and at night the nightmares with arthropod participation are dreamed - most likely, you are sick with arachnophobia.
Types of phobias
In the most general form, all fear-suppressing fears are divided into three types:
- Agoraphobia. Fear of wide space, especially if you are alone in it. The reverse manifestation (by the way, more common) is claustrophobia, fear of enclosed spaces.
- Sociopathy is the rejection of social behavior,whether it's a public speaking or an ordinary telephone conversation with a stranger (depends on the degree and direction of the phobia). Can take the most bizarre forms and have the most unpleasant consequences.
- Specific fears: arachnophobia (fear of spiders, quite often and often concealed), tonitrophobia (fear of thunderstorms, is spread even more, but in weak manifestations), fear of snakes, deep water or water in general. There can be many reasons for being afraid; the main thing in specific phobias is that most of the people affected by them with variable success cope with them on their own.