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A person with phobia:

A person with phobia:

  • feels too much mental and physical anxiety
  • avoids situations where they may come across what they fear
  • suffers personally or professionally in some way. A person with a phobia may turn down a promotion because that job would involve sometimes traveling cross country and they're afraid of flying on an airplane.

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The phobia center of the brain

There is no one place responsible for phobias in the brain. Many parts of the brain take part. 

However, fear is important to the brain's emotional processing and learning center: known as the amygdala and the hippocampus, with a central role in the process of forming memories.

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Treatments for phobias
  1. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (sometimes called psychotherapy) has proved to be the most effective treatment for people with phobias.
  2. Exposure is another part of the treatment. It teaches the brain how to deal with seeing or being close to what the patient fears.

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Social Phobia

Social phobia is an extreme fear of social situations such as speaking in public and interacting with others. The fear can be so extreme it can affect one's relationships with friends, family, and work colleagues. People with social phobia are terrified of being embarrassed in social situations. Social phobia is also sometimes called social anxiety disorder.

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Acrophobia

Acrophobia is an excessive fear of heights and manifests as severe anxiety. A person could have an attack just walking up stairs or climbing a ladder. Sometimes the fear is so great a person can't move. Acrophobia can create a dangerous situation for someone who has it.

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Rare And Uncommon Phobias
  • Chirophobia | Fear of hands.
  • Chloephobia | Fear of newspapers.
  • Globophobia |Fear of balloons.
  • Omphalophobia | Fear of Umbilicus (Bello Buttons).
  • Optophobia | Fear of opening your eyes.
  • Nomophobia | Fear of not having your cell phone.
  • Pogonophobia | Fear of facial hair.
  • Turophobia | Fear of cheese.
  • Ablutophobia | Fear of bathing.
  • Arithmophobia | Fear of math.
  • Eisoptrophobia | Fear of mirrors.
  • Plutophobia | Fear of wealth.
  • Xanthophobia | Fear of the color yellow.

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