Do you have any Phobia?

Philippines
November 30, 2006 3:45pm CST
I hope there's no one who has Abluthophobia: Fear of bathing. hahaha try to search for your phobia: http://www.ojohaven.com/fun/phobias.html
7 responses
@marvph (12)
• Philippines
1 Dec 06
Got fear of darkness, of heights, of small spaces, of the sea etc
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• Philippines
6 Feb 07
spiders! i hate arachnids. damn
@cristi20 (2139)
• Romania
1 Dec 06
phobia - phobia
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities, or persons. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive, unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. When the fear is beyond one's control, or if the fear is interfering with daily life, then a diagnosis under one of the anxiety disorders can be made. Most psychologists and psychiatrists classify most phobias into three categories: Social phobias – fears involving other people or social situations such as performance anxiety or fears of embarrassment by scrutiny of others, such as eating in public. The symptoms may extend to psychosomatic manifestation of physical problems. For example, sufferers of paruresis find it difficult or impossible to urinate in reduced levels of privacy. That goes beyond mere preference. If the condition triggers, the person physically cannot empty their bladder. Specific phobias – fear of a single specific panic trigger such as spiders, dogs, elevators, water, flying, catching a specific illness, etc. Agoraphobia – a generalized fear of leaving home or a small familiar 'safe' area, and of possible panic attacks that might follow. Agoraphobia is the only phobia regularly treated as a medical condition. In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), social phobia, specific phobia, and agoraphobia are sub-groups of anxiety disorder. Many of the specific phobias, such as fear of dogs, heights, spider bites and so forth, are extensions of fears that a lot of people have. People with these phobias specifically avoid the entity they fear. Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience at an early age. Social phobias and agoraphobia have more complex causes that are not entirely known at this time. It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combine with life-experiences to play a major role in the development of anxiety disorders and phobias. Phobias vary in severity among individuals. Some individuals can simply avoid the subject of their fear and suffer only relatively mild anxiety over that fear. Others suffer fully-fledged panic attacks with all the associated disabling symptoms. Most individuals understand that they are suffering from an irrational fear, but are powerless to override their initial panic reaction. This is a study on phobia reactions.I hope you will enjoy this document and research weather you have a phobia or not.Reffering to your question my answer is no.I think i don't have any phobia or abluthophobia.Best wishes.
• Canada
1 Dec 06
i am terrified of spiders. i mean terrified! Nothing sends me looking for a show faster than to see a spider. I know most of them are harmless. I think its because they have too many eyes, too many legs are fuzzy and can fit in small places. ew ew ew!
• United States
30 Nov 06
i think i do ever since i got bitt by a spider i dont like them any more it hink imight be aracnaphobia its bad i might get over it though cuz where i live has spiders by the dozens so i dont know whats gonna happen.
@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Yes, I fear talking to others in a group of people even though it may be small or large and I fear not making it to the $10 mark in time tonight for a payout. We'll see what happens, I guess.
@Daoussis (466)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
not really, im a bit scare of heights, thats about it.