Phobias


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A PHOBIA of needles is one of the most common phobias around, with estimates suggesting that it affects between 3.
mind OVER MATTER WITH DR ELLIE MILBY A PHOBIA of needles is one of the most common phobias around, with estimates suggesting that it affects between 3.
And phobias can strike anyone, regardless of age or sex.
A fear of hair might have to do with a broader fear of germs or contamination, and in some cases could be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Dr~Bernard Vittone, director of the National Center for the Treatment of Phobias, Anxiety and Depression, explained to HuffPost.
Many of us suffer from irrational persistent terrors, ranging from the common arachnophobia - fear of spiders - to phobophobia, a fear of phobias themselves.
Treatment for the phobia is quite similar to that of other phobias.
In "Phobia Relief: From Fear to Freedom", author Kalliope Barlis draws upon her more than 20 years' experience in Neuro-Linguistic Programming to offer step-by-step instructions for ridding yourself of illogical fears and phobias by using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques.
Phobias affect around 10 million people in the UK with the most common phobias include agoraphobia (fear of open/public places), social phobia (fear of social situations), claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces) and arachnophobia (fear of spiders).
5 Phobia was observed more in the age group 13 to 18 years similar to other studies which showed that most dental phobias started before the age of 20 years6 with higher percentage of phobias between ages of 15-19 years.
Fears and phobias in dogs are among the most common behavior problems seen in veterinary referral practices.
And specific phobias are twice as common in women as in men, NIMH says.