Common Symptoms Of Phobias

The common symptoms of phobias are caused by a complex interaction of biological and environmental factors. Though there are three different types of phobias, their symptoms are more or less similar.

The different types and the common symptoms of phobias
Specific phobia:
a persistent, unreasonable fear, triggered by the presence or anticipation of a particular object or situation is called a specific phobia. Some common factors, which give rise to specific phobias, are: fear of water, closed spaces, heights, escalators, etc.

This is hereditary largely and is found in 10% of the population, mostly women. In case of an adult, he/she is fully aware of the irrationality of the fear and yet it hampers the normal life style of the individual.

The common symptoms of phobias are breathlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying, becoming mad or losing control, a sensation of detachment from reality or a full blown anxiety attack.

In addition, the person may feel cowardly and lose self-esteem when avoiding the cause of phobia.

Social phobia:
If you experience a consistent, irrational fear of situations when you are subject to scrutiny or criticism by other people, then you have a social phobia. This disorder is diagnosed mostly in adolescence, but is not rare in children.

In this case, the common symptoms of phobias in children are excessive shyness, clinging behavior, tantrum and mutism. In case of others, the physical symptoms are palpitation, tremors, sweating, diarrhea, confusion, blushing, etc. The social phobia makes you uncomfortable in public and makes you painfully self-aware.

the fear of leaving home or being away from home or being alone in a situation where one can feel trapped is called agoraphobia.

Some of the common symptoms of phobias in this type are sweating, trembling, nausea, rapid heartbeat, worry, dread, etc.

The cure
The treatments of phobia symptoms have witnessed acceleration with the discovery that the root of all phobias (or negative emotions) is a disruption in the energy system of the body. Phobia is very much treatable with professional care though the time varies from one individual to another. Energy psychology and hypnosis are playing a great role in the cure.

Thus, it is evident that whatever be the phobia, there are few common symptoms of phobias like sweating, trembling, rapid heartbeat, nausea etc. If you have blood or injury phobia then a sudden fall in the heart rate can cause fainting. In many situations, a phobia is accompanied by a depression.

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