What really is phobia? Ever wondered on this question? How is phobia different from fear? Here, let us answer the two questions for you.
Phobia is actually an anxiety disorder in which a person suffers from a persistent fear of a situation or an object. It is an extreme and irrational fear and the person suffering from phobia has an aversion to an object or a situation.
While we may sometimes laugh at someone reacting irrationally to a situation or an object, the person actually experiences a very deep sense of panic when he or she encounters the source of the fear.
The wide range of phobias that have been identified is quite perplexing and like it or not, you and I may have one of these phobias that we are going to list here. Of course, the list is not complete because this particular post only lists the phobia types that start with the letter “A”. We will continue with our phobia list and gradually build up.
The phobias mentioned in this post are listed as a gallery of small image cards. We could have simply written them down but we felt that it would be quite mundane. So, to invoke some interest, we are using these colourful image cards.
Oh, we almost forgot! We need to answer how phobia differs from fear. Well, we already know what phobia is. It is a persistent fear. Fear on the other hand is quite different.
Fear is actually an emotional response that is induced by a certain perceived threat. This emotional response is capable of changing the functioning of our organs and brain and even behavior. This emotional response is not persistent. Fear has several reasons. For instance, it can arise out of a discovery, from avoiding a threat or from a confrontation. People can react to a perceived threat in various ways. For instance, they may attempt to run away or they may try to hide or they may even freeze right in their shoes.
Okay, now that we know how phobia and fear differs, we can move on and provide the list of all phobias that start with the letter “A”. In case miss any, let us know and we will include it in our list.
That concludes our phobia list starting with “A”. Find out if you have any one of these. There are other lists to come in following days. Stay tuned!