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Telephone Phobia: The Fear of Making or Taking Phone Calls

By |2020-02-26T00:59:44+03:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Telephone phobia is a reluctance or fear of making or taking phone calls, literally, "fear of telephones". Telephone phobia is considered to be a type of social phobia or social anxiety. It may be compared to glossophobia, in that both arise from having to engage [...]

Glossophobia: The Fear of Public Speaking

By |2019-12-10T03:09:09+03:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Glossophobia or speech anxiety is the fear of public speaking. The word glossophobia derives from the Greek glōssa, meaning tongue, and phobos, fear or dread. Some people have this specific phobia, while others may also have broader social phobia or social anxiety disorder. The aspect [...]

Scopophobia – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

By |2019-12-01T03:25:33+03:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Scopophobia or ophthalmophobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by a morbid fear of being seen or stared at by others. The term scopophobia comes from the Greek skopeo, "look to, examine", and phobos, "fear". Phobias have a long history. The concept of social phobias was [...]

Claustrophobia: The Fear of Being in a Small Space

By |2019-10-29T20:17:55+03:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Claustrophobia is the fear of being in a small space, room, or confined area and unable to escape. It can be triggered by many situations or stimuli, including elevators crowded to capacity, windowless rooms, hotel rooms with closed doors and sealed windows, even bedrooms with [...]

Driving Phobia – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

By |2019-09-29T23:08:33+03:00September 29th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

A driving phobia, also called vehophobia or a fear of driving, can be severe enough to be considered an intense, persistent fear or phobia. Many people have driving anxiety, which is a form of anxiety that can range in severity. In some cases, the anxiety [...]

Arachnophobia – Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

By |2019-11-23T00:25:34+03:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Arachnophobia is the unreasonable fear of spiders and other arachnids such as scorpions. Arachnophobia may be an exaggerated form of an instinctive response that helped early humans to survive or a cultural phenomenon that is most common in predominantly European societies. Signs and symptoms People [...]