A phobia is part of anxiety disorder refer overmuch fear of a thing or situation. Phobias can be divided into specific phobias, agoraphobia, and social anxiety disorder. According to research Specific phobias affect about 6–8% of people in the Western world and 2–4% in Asia, Africa, and Latin America in a given year. Social phobia affects about 7% of people in the United States (US) and 0.5–2.5% of people in the out of this world. Phobias vary in severity among people. Some people can avoid or ignore the subject and experience relatively mild anxiety over that fear and Most of these individuals understand that their fear is irrational but cannot override their panic response. These individuals usually report unsteadiness, loss of bladder or bowel control, feelings of pain, and shortness of breath.
Types of phobia
Acrophobia: fear of height
Acrophobia refers as extreme fear of height is also treatable with a psychological therapy called exposure therapy. People with acrophobia suffer intense and unreasonable fear when they’re faced with heights, including everyday tasks such as climbing a flight of stairs, Being on or crossing over a bridge, Being on a rollercoaster, Standing near a balcony or at the top of a building, Looking out a window of a tall building, standing near a balcony, or parking a car in a multiple-floor parking garage.
A specific phobia means consistent fear of a specific object or situation that’s out of proportion to the actual risk. There are many types of specific phobias like, animal phobias, phobias of the natural environment, Situational phobias, Body-based phobia Sexual phobias etc. Specific phobias can also occur along with other types of anxiety disorders. Specific phobia about more than one object or situation it’s not unusual to experience.
Social anxiety disorder is also called as social phobia; People with social anxiety disorder have intense fear of attend social activities at work, school, or other public places. People with this disorder feel embarrassed or humiliated by their own actions and always scared being judged by others. There are many physical symptoms of social anxiety disorder that you can identify easily like: Blushing, sweating, trembling, displaying a rigid body posture, poor eye contact, or speaking too quietly and experiencing a rapid heart rate, or feeling the “mind going blank”
Cause of phobia
There are various theories about the physiological causes of phobias when individual faced with the object of their fears, phobic individuals experience near paralyzing versions of general fear symptoms like dry mouth, elevated heart rate, dizziness, sweating or even panic attacks. A phobia disorder can develop at any age from childhood to early adulthood. Complex phobias visually develop during adulthood and are usually linked to an extended fear about a particular circumstance.
There is not one set cause for phobias, but there are several factors that are associated with the increased likelihood of the development of phobias such as:
1) Experience of an early negative experience, incident or trauma related to the phobic stimuli
2) Learning from a family member
3) Genetic predisposition, shown in family history of anxiety
4) Evolutionary reason for fear may increase likelihood
Best Treatment of phobia disorder
As per psychologist hypnotherapy is the best treatment for phobia Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Mania, Bipolar disorder, Communication disorder, Autism, ADHD, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety disorder, Eating disorder, Insomnia, Parasomnias, Addictions, Personality disorder, Thumb sucking, Bedwetting, Nail-biting, Panic attacks, Hysteria, Dyslexia, Sleep disorder, Fear, Teeth eating, Stammering, Menstrual problem, Slow learner, Horror dreams, Low memory, Weight loss, Anger management, Suicidal thoughts, Postpartum depression, Parkinson’s disease, Students not willing to study, Love break, Mental shock, etc.
During a hypnosis session, you undergo a process that helps you relax and focus your mind. This state is similar to sleep, but your mind will be much focused and more able to respond to suggestions. While in this relaxed state, it’s believed that you’re more willing to focus on your subconscious mind. This allows you to explore some of the deeper issues you’re dealing with.