Specific Phobias in Women

Specific phobia is a medical term used to describe a persistent, irrational fear-based reaction to things or situations that have a minor or nonexistent potential to cause harm. Various people can develop this type of response to almost anything. However, some phobic reactions occur much more frequently than others. Women and girls develop specific phobias …

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Trypophobia: Do We All Have a Fear of Holes?

Current findings indicate that significant numbers of people throughout the world may have a phobia called trypophobia, which is characterized by an unusual revulsion to the visual appearance of clustered holes or hole-like shapes, such as those found in certain plant species or in groupings of soap bubbles. In a study published in August 2013 …

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Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) in Girls and Women

Social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder, is a psychiatric disorder characterized by intense fear of embarrassment or humiliation in common social settings or during the performance of common public tasks. Unlike the more or less universal fears associated with involvement in social situations, the fears in people with social phobia can seriously interfere …

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Understanding Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a serious psychiatric disorder that afflicts millions of adults. If you or someone you love struggles with agoraphobia, you know that it can be a severely debilitating disorder. Individuals with this disorder are frequently portrayed as having “a fear of everything.” However, the underlying issue for agoraphobics is the often paralyzing fear that …

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