Specific Phobias Archives

phobias and fetishes?

Question by ipecac: phobias and fetishes?
I have heard of people who have what is called emetophobia which is the fear of vomiting.But i recently found out about a condition called emetophilia which is a fetish where people gain sexual gratification from vomiting.Has anyone else ever heard of this,and are there any specific reasons for it.

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social phobia and agoraphobia?

Question by Lj: social phobia and agoraphobia?
I am trying to find out if agoraphobia is a type of social or specific phobia. everytime i type it into google, it either doesnt answer my question, or changes the word phobia with anxiety.
wow barry that did not help at all.
a specific phobia is a fear of a specific object, activity, or situation.
while social phobia is a type of fear brought on by performing in front of others.
agoraphobia is the fear of being placed in a place were its not easy to escape, such as large crowds of people and such, or that is how people often view it, with that in mind.
is agoraphobia a specific or social phobia.

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What is the phobia of the unknown called?

Question by underwear1337: What is the phobia of the unknown called?
i fear things that i do not know about. for example, i fear lakes, oceans, seas, water that when i am in i cannot see what is under me or where the bottom is or what is near me. i fear putting my hands places i have not seen or cannot see such as feeling around dark places, like looking for people when playing manhunt.or looking for something in the dark. What is this phobia called if it exists?
i do not fear water when i can see everything though, like when i am in a swimming pool i am completely fine. Clear Water i do not fear.

And it is possible that it is partially afraid of the dark.

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What is the phobia of things coming at you called?

Question by Alicestory: What is the phobia of things coming at you called?
I have a phobia, yes a phobia not a fear of things coming at me. I almost had a mental break down today in school and the teacher wouldn’t let me sit out. I was wondering what it was called.

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What is Phobia, what are the types of phobia, what are the reasons of phobia and how to get out from it?

Question by Zoooooooooooom: What is Phobia, what are the types of phobia, what are the reasons of phobia and how to get out from it?
does phobia give depression?????

does phoia stop to the development of a person ( physical, social,financial,spiritual, regioanl)??????

What is the maximum duration of phobia in its utmost stage???/

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Question by Joel L: What is the most dangerous phobia the human mind can comprehend?
Some fears can turn specific individuals to madness or to insanity, yet I don’t know which is the worst of the worst.

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Question by Rachie<3: Why are certain people afraid of specific things while others are not?
Why are certain people afraid of specific things while other, are not? I.E. My sister is afraid of feet, i however am afraid of roaches while she is not. Why is this? I know some people are afraid because of past emotional trauma but my sister and i have known of this with roaches and feet so why are we afraid and why those specific thing?

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What is it called if somebody has eye contact phobia?

Question by talonbantha: What is it called if somebody has eye contact phobia?
What is it called if somebody has eye contact phobia? (fear of making eye contact) I heard its called eyelight phobia but Im not sure.

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Question by Matt B: how to solve phobia of restaurants and long distance traveling?
I’m going on a college ski trip next February and I have a phobia of eating in restaurants and really any where but my house, I think it might be a fear of being sick as well. Also were taking a coach to italy and I have a fear of long distance travel and being sick. Does anyone have any tips to overcome these.

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What do you think the most common phobia is ?

Question by xoqtpie18ox: What do you think the most common phobia is ?
I have to write a research paper on a phobia. Which phobia do you think would be the easiest to write about or have the most information ?

ThAnKs A bUnCh !

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