Learn More About Phobias
Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder where someone experiences intense fears of specific situations or types of objects. Phobias are diagnosed when the fear has a significant impact on a person’s life. Phobias are treatable with talk therapy and occasionally medication. Below you’ll find articles and other resources to help you understand and deal with various types of phobias.
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Claustrophobia: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
Claustrophobia is referred to as a type of specific phobia that involves a fear of tight or enclosed spaces. This can include an elevator, small room, very crowded space, airplane, subway train, tunnel, car wash, bathroom stall, and even in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine.
Ophidiophobia (Fear of Snakes): Symptoms, Treatments, & How to Cope
A fear of snakes is common, but for some this fear causes significant distress or impairment. Ophidiophobia can usually be treated with therapy or a combination of medication and therapy.
Mysophobia (Fear of Germs): Symptoms, Treatments, & How to Cope
Mysophobia refers to the phobia of germs, contamination, bacteria, and infection. Someone with mysophobia experiences a sense of heightened anxiety when faced with these triggering situations. This phobia can range in severity, but it often causes ongoing distress in someone’s life. They may avoid certain situations or engage in compulsive rituals to mitigate their perceived risk of getting sick.