Phobic Disorders A Serious Cause Of Concern
Phobic disorders refer to the mental state of affairs where the mind of the victim encounters involuntary and unreal fears constantly.
It is an anxiety-related disorder. Moreover, this type of disorders compel the individual to become an escapist and deprives him of his everyday life activities.
The victim becomes helpless although he knows that his fears are irrational. Generally, this kind of a disorder appears earlier in life especially in adolescence.
Types of Phobic Disorders
Phobia related disorders are of three types viz. agoraphobia, social phobia and specific phobia. Agoraphobia speaks of fear of being alone or in public areas where possibilities of help from others or escape is slim.
Social phobia is all about fear of criticism by others leading to embarrassment on part of the victim.
While on the other hand, specific phobia is about a constant fear of any particular object or situation.
Symptoms of Phobic Disorders
The prime symptoms of phobic anxiety disorders are synonymous to the symptoms of any other anxiety disorder but these occur in particular circumstances only. The victims of the above-mentioned disorders are vulnerable to panic attacks.
Symptoms like gasping for breath, perspiring, palpitations, abdominal distress, chest pain, fear of dying, fear of losing self control etc. are prevalent amongst the victims of phobic disorders.
The victim may also suffer from anticipatory anxiety, which prevents victims from participating in situations where they fear they are susceptible to panic attacks.
The Element of Risk
The stress factor in social phobia can lead to alcoholism. Likewise, depression brought about by low self-esteem and feeling of loneliness can also result in alcohol abuse.
At times absorbing traumatic events with severe consequences in respect of others can be a risk factor for specific phobia.
Treatment for Phobic Disorders
NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming understands your unconscious thinking procedure and shaping your outlook towards life in a very positive way.
is all about wining the psychological control of the patient to provide direction and cure to phobic disorders. No doubt, the results are both fruitful and long lasting.
Posted by Jan Heering
Master Coach, psychological trainer and author
Founder and President of the Morpheus Institute and
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