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Phobia - Wikipedia


A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent fear of an object or situation. ..... of or escape from the phobic object or situation. People with slight distress from their phobias...

Where Do Phobias Come From? | Huffington Post


May 18, 2015 ... Here are a few theories about where phobias might come from: Genetic ... However, researchers do not know exactly what is inherited. Perhaps ...

Why Do We Develop Certain Irrational Phobias? - Scientific American


Jan 1, 2014 ... Estimates of genetic contributions to specific phobia range from roughly 25 to 65 percent, although we do not know which genes have a leading ...

Phobias: Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis - Medical News Today


Feb 8, 2016 ... Discrimination or prejudice - some words which include the word "phobia" do not refer to fear, but rather to prejudice or discrimination.

Phobia Causes - Uncommon Knowledge


How do phobias happen? ... The object does not have to be causing the anxiety. ... Non-specific phobias can come about either through a 'spreading-out' of ...

Phobia - fear vs. phobia - WebMD


How does someone get to the point where she is so afraid of spiders she can't ... " While we don't know exactly why or where phobias originate, they are a type of ...

Where Do Phobias Come From? | Social Anxiety - Psych Central Blogs


Sep 2, 2015 ... Why do people develop phobias of certain things? Why do these fears develop into life-altering conditions? If we understand the process, then ...

Fears and Phobias - Psychologist Anywhere Anytime


The fear reaction is known as "fight or flight" because that is exactly what the body is preparing itself to do - to fight off the danger or to run to get away.

Where Do Fears and Phobias Come From? | Psychology Today


Mar 8, 2016 ... Based on their summary of the data, genetic differences among individuals had a big effect on the development of phobias. For example ...

The History of Phobias | High Performance Self-help


May 28, 2012 ... ... cookie anyway. One of the strange things our minds can do is… ... But Hippocrates didn't actually come up with the term phobia. That word ...

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Phobias: The rationale behind irrational fears | Dean Burnett ...


Jun 28, 2013 ... Dean Burnett: Phobias are very common, but what are they and where do they come from?

Where do phobias come from? | Science Focus


Jul 18, 2011 ... The fact that a phobia seems irrational to the person suffering from it does not make it go away. Other phobias arise from life events, such as ...

Figuring out phobia - American Psychological Association


Now researchers are taking the next step, says psychologist and phobia ... For example, fMRI works more quickly than do PET scans, so researchers can ...