- or trypanophobia as it's also known - can differ from other types of phobias
It could be triggered by a one-off experience - for instance, being temporarily trapped in a confined, enclosed space could lead to claustrophobia, while a social phobia
can often be traced to an earlier, intensely embarrassing episode in a social situation.
We spoke to ITV This Morning's phobia
experts Eva and Nik Speakman to find out what are the most common ones - and to hear advice on how you can fight your fears for good.
They published a paper on the phobia
in 2013 in which they suggested a theory that aversion towards holes or hole-covered formations could be some kind of innate flight-fight response to dangerous and poisonous animals like alligators, crocodiles, snakes, who have clusters of bumps or holes on their skin.
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SUFFERERS of this phobia
may avoid anywhere where there is a risk of seeing exposed midriffs (like the gym or swimming baths) or may be afraid of having their navel touched or having to touch another person's navel.
was observed in 56 %, moderate in 18 % whereas 26 % were not having phobia
Some dogs are so afraid of noises they develop a phobia
about them--an extreme fear.
is a type of anxiety disorder where you have an excessive fear of a certain object or situation, says Raphael Rose, PhD, associate director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Center and associate clinical professor at the University of California-Los Angeles' Department of Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences.
Although social phobia
may be treated with antidepressant or anti-anxiety medications, a review of 101 clinical trials published in the Sept.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines phobia
as a "marked fear or anxiety about a specific object or situation.
The DSM IV TR (DSM = Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) diagnosis of Blood-Injection-Injury Type Specific Phobia
(BII) encompasses various fears of seeing blood, receiving injections, or injury in a medical setting (APA, 2000).
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Latta also includes an opening chapter explaining the concept (what differentiates mere fear or superstition from a phobia
, what does and does not qualify as a phobia
), and she closes the book with practical explanations of effective techniques for treating phobias
and a list of resources for those who might be living with one.