You’re just on a boat with your family, happy and relaxed. Suddenly you feel anxious and scared as you look down the waters with a black and very eerie sensation to it. You sat down on the boat and never had a chance to be happy and relaxed again. This is what you call a phobia, your personal fears.
A phobia is an overwhelming fear of an animal, place, thing, and situation. The fear of deep and dark waters is called Thalassophobia. It is an intense fear of deep bodies of water.
Everyone has apprehension about something. When they see a grasshopper or some kind of bug in their house, we all know someone who will run across the room and jump on a chair. Others are afraid of heights and refuse to ride roller coasters. But make no mistake, fear is a healthy emotion built into our DNA to protect us.
Our bodies are designed to release various hormones in response to danger or threat, allowing us to make decisions that lead to safety. The difficulty is that these hormones can convey fear signals when there is no reason to be afraid, leading to illogical concerns interfering with a person’s life.
Please Don’t Take It Lightly!
Don’t make fun of people who have such traumatic phobias. The phobia may cause a lot of emotional breakdowns, such as the feeling of overwhelming anxiety, panic, the feeling of unrealness, and palpitations. You may find yourself lightheaded and dizzy while your chest pounds at a very fast pace.
You can’t make light of those people who suffer from different kinds of phobias. We don’t know what will happen to them if they’re exposed too much to the things they hate the most. So in this blog, we’re going to determine the most bizarre phobias in the world so that we can be aware of their conditions.
Imagine being the longest word in the dictionary, yet the world itself is long enough to be a phobia.
It is the longest word in the dictionary. But ironically, it is the name for fear of long words. APA or the American Psychiatric Association doesn’t really define it as a phobia. Instead, Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is considered a social phobia.
A specific phobia is where the focus is only on specific objects. In contrast, social phobia causes the person to have extreme anxiety in social or public places or situations.
A person with Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia feels fear and anxiety when they encounter a long word like Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. They may avoid reading the whole word because it will cause them trauma and panic.
People who have Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia suffer from embarrassment and mockery because they can’t pronounce or read the word well. But what others don’t know is that forcing them to read long words may cause the following symptoms for a person:
- Trouble Breathing
- Avoid reading at all because of fear.
- Being stressed over academic works.
- They can’t work well with long words involving
Since this phobia is less recognized than popular generic phobias, research is needed to understand the fear of long words better. What will the consequences be if they are triggered and how to treat them.
How bad is it to be scared of beautiful things? Like, it’s like looking at a full moon, and suddenly you got chills.
You might be wondering, how come people get scared of beautiful things, right? Gynophobia is the fear of women. Okay, I know what you’re thinking… but this one is true. Some people are scared of women. Others define it as being humiliated by women so, they end up hating them, but that is Misogyny.
When seeing a woman, people with Gynophobia have an immediate and overwhelming fear or worry. They feel anxiety when touched and physically closer to a woman. Sometimes, they tend not to attend any events or work because of women. People with Gynophobia don’t last long doing daily activities because they’re fearful that women may see them.
Gynophobia is an unusual phobia in that it involves an unreasonable dread of anything – in this case, a woman – who, while not inherently dangerous, can yet generate stress and avoidance behaviors. Because of this, Gynophobia person has forced themselves to QUARANTINE INDOORS and experience a kind of life that is not normal for everyone, but for them, it is.
Like other particular phobias, Gynophobia is a chronic condition that can substantially impact your ability to maintain your work, education, daily activities, and social life. The exact cause of Gynophobia is unknown. The following are some possible causes:
- A history of mistreatment of women, including mental or physical abuse, neglect, rape, physical assault, or sexual harassment
- Your genetics and environment, including the behaviors you’ve picked up from your parents or others
- Alterations in the way your brain functions
Everyone should handle suspected cases of Gynophobia in youngsters as soon as possible. Some youngsters grow out of their worries. However, because Gynophobia can greatly hinder a child’s capacity to function in society as they get older, everyone should address their anxieties as soon as possible with competent medical help.
Who doesn’t want to lie down on their soft, comfortable and lovely bed after a long tiring work? Well, people with Somniphobia don’t want to.
Somniphobia causes extreme tension and fear as they think about going to bed.
Sleep anxiety or sleep dread gives you worry about sleeping at night throughout the day. People with Somniphobia think that they may suffer from experiencing nightmares and sleep paralysis as they sleep or rest for a while.
In all of the phobias, Somniphobia greatly affects the daily life, usual activities, and overall health and well-being of a person who has it. And we all know that good sleep is an essential part of our brain activity to function well. But with Somniphobia, it can be hard to think about sleeping.
Moreover, people who have Somniphobia think that sleeping may cause them something bad and fear that the dreams may turn into a nightmare and eventually don’t wake them up. Somniphobia can cause a range of mental symptoms such as:
- When thinking about sleeping, fear and anxiety may occur
- Bedtime makes them distressed
- Staying up all night amusing oneself just to avoid going to bed
- Panic attacks when it is time to sleep
- Trouble in focusing on things besides sleep-related fear
- Mood swings and irritation
- Having a hard time remembering things well
Somniphobia, or a strong aversion to sleep, can keep you from getting the rest your body needs. If you have Somniphobia, you’re more likely to have physical health problems resulting from not getting enough sleep, as well as the anxiety and suffering that phobias are known to induce.
Consult your primary medical practitioner if you suspect you have Somniphobia. They can recommend you to a mental health specialist specializing in diagnosing and treating phobias. Reading BOOKS also may help with your condition.
Some say that to contradict your sleeping phobias, you must fight it with reading unusual to you, like reading SPANISH VERSION BOOKS.
Who doesn’t want a night walk with someone special to feel the calmness of the world when everyone’s asleep?
Nightlife sure is the best part of the day. It is during this time where you go out and party with your friends, enjoy the rest of your day off stargazing or simply just have the time for yourself after a long and tiring day at work. But people with Nyctophobia fear the nighttime the most. It can inflict depression and anxiety on people with extreme fear of darkness that is so excessive, irrational, and will impact the day-to-day life.
Being scared of the dark was our childhood trauma, and we viewed it as a normal development as we grew up. But Nyctophobia isn’t just about fearing the darkness. Even the lack of visual stimuli also affects the person having it because they cannot see what is in the dark.
The symptoms of Nyctophobia are very similar to the symptoms of other phobias. When people with this phobia are in the dark, they experience intense terror and distress. Symptoms can make daily tasks, as well as school or work performance, difficult.
They may potentially cause health problems as well. Being in the dark or even thinking about situations where you might be in the dark might provoke symptoms of Nyctophobia. Physical symptoms may include:
- Stomach ache
- Chest pain
- Shaking and trembling
- Hot and cold sensation
- High heart rate pump
Many people are afraid of anything from flying to being in enclosed spaces. Let your specialist handle you and know if dread interferes with your daily life and affects your sleep, especially if it has been 5 months or more. Treatment with cognitive or behavioral therapy can assist you in overcoming your fears and getting a better night’s sleep.
According to the most well-known chef in the world, Gordon Ramsey. But what if the person you’re referring to has Cibophobia? Cibophobia is defined as the fear of foods. People with Cibophobia avoid food and drinks because they’re afraid of the food itself.
It is believed that they may be afraid of a specific type of food such as undercooked foods, or it may even include a lot of foods. People with Cibophobia worry because digesting food may somehow change their physical look or add to their weight gain.
Cibophobia that is left untreated may lead to some impairments. It may affect someone with their school, work, personal relationships, and social life. People with this phobia resort to cleaning their kitchen or food storage to ensure that they’re capable of food processing. People with Cibophobia often fear the food and drinks because it generates fear to them:
- Thinking that mayonnaise, milk, and vegetables may be spoiled and feared that they might become ill after eating them.
- Foodborne illness is when processed food may be undercooked, overcooked, and burnt.
- Looking at the expiration dates that are near or past their respective dates.
- Believing that leftover foods are the main cause of illness.
- The foods they get from a restaurant, a friend’s house, or anywhere they don’t see or control the food preparations.
Many people dislike certain dishes. However, you may have a food phobia if your fear of food interferes with your daily life and prevents you from enjoying meals. A food phobia can substantially impact your health and your life in general if left unchecked. Treatment can assist you in overcoming your worries and developing a positive connection with food.
Fear is a natural human feeling that everyone goes through at some point in their LIVES!
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