and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation which the patient
is compeled one to avoid it. This fear is usually something not
considered to beharmful or dangerous, However any reassurance to
the patient is ignored.
and Social Phobia - The Royal College of Psychiatrists.Shyness
is a common sort of mild fear – if it's mild, it doesn't really spoil
life. Many of us get a bit worried before meeting new people but find
that, once we are with them, we can cope and even enjoy the situation.
Phobia World - The Social Phobia & Shyness Portal - This site
is aimed at all those who suffer from an excessive shyness,introversion,loneliness,or
are frightened of facing social situations, don´t have much
information about the issue or maybe didn´t know of its existence,for
people who need to feel they´re not alone in this matter. 3/5
Phobias - Cenetre for Anxiety and Trauma The term “phobia” is
derived from the Greek phobos meaning ‘flight ‘panic-fear’ and ‘terror’
(Beck & Emery 1985). A Phobia is a “specific kind of fear” or
excessive fear of some particular type of object or situation. This
fear is often exaggerated and disabling (Beck & Emery 1985).
Phobias - Types and Symptoms. -
A specific phobia, formerly called a simple phobia, is a lasting and
unreasonable fear caused by the presence or thought of a specific
object or situation that usually poses little or no actual danger.
Specific Phobia - A specific phobia is a generic term for any
kind of anxiety disorder that amounts to an unreasonable or irrational
fear related to exposure to specific objects or situations. As a result,
the affected persons tend to actively avoid direct contact with the
objects or situations and, in severe cases, any mention or depiction
of them. 3/5
& Panic Disorder Recovery - Inspiration and guidance for those
healing from panic disorder and agoraphobia. Website includes: cognitive-behavioral
approaches, meditation techniques and personal stories of full recovery.
UK - Agrophobia - Agoraphobia is an intense fear of being in public
places where you feel escape might be difficult. So you tend to avoid
public places, and may not even venture out from home. It can greatly
affect your life. Treatment can work well in many cases. Treatment
options include cognitive behavioural therapy and medication, usually
with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant.
- Agraphobia.- Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder defined as a
morbid fear of wide open spaces, crowds, or uncontrolled social conditions.
Self-Test - Click
Fear Of Spiders - Techniques For Relief - Arachnophobia: Fear
of Spiders. Arachnophobia is defined as an inordinate fear of spiders.
Phobia Treatments: Pitfalls Of Common Phobia Treatments. - 3/5
Parasitosis - Warning Spider Shown on Home Page-
Is a mistaken belief that one is being infested by parasites such
as mites, lice, fleas, spiders, worms, bacteria, or other organisms.
(If of interest, please read from the sufferer's view.) This site
has been created in an attempt to centralize accurate information
on this misunderstood and increasingly common syndrome. 3/5
Fear Central - Your Hub for Dental Phobia Information - Dental
fear and phobia information, advice, tips, and links. The site's content
is grounded in the subjective experiences of dental phobia sufferers.
(International Paruresis Association) website. - This site is
provided as a resource for people who find it difficult or impossible
to urinate in the presence of others, either in their own home or
in public facilities. Also, for people who have difficulty under the
stress of time pressure, when being observed, when others are close
by and might hear them, or when traveling on moving vehicles. 3/5
Phobia - Is a defined as a medical condition that affects more
than 10 percent of the population to an extent that it causes them
to avoid needed medical care. 3/5
- Scotophobia (darkness). selaphobia (light flashes). thalassophobia
(the sea). thermophobia (heat). tonitrophobia (thunder). Extensive
an comprehensive list. icluding Achluophobia: Fear of darkness. You
will find it here. 4/5
Desensitization for Agoraphobia. - Article with links.
Over Phobia (TOP UK) - a UK registered charity which aims to help
sufferers of phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and other related
anxiety to overcome their fears and become ex-sufferers. 3/5
The British Psychological Society Leaflet. What, Who, Why and
How to help. PDF Leaflet. Not Rated.