Study Phobias and Treatments!

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Phobias and Treatments!

There are so many commonalities that people share with each other and yet another very important thing people share in common are the various phobias today's generation is suffering from. Below is a list of phobias that we can see around us these days , their origins and treatments.

1)Acrophobia

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In this type a person is afraid of heights .
This word is composed of two Greek words: ákron meaning peak and Phóbos meaning fear.
In extreme cases this fear can be handled by using anti -anxiety drugs and antidepressants (under medical supervision).

2)Astraphobia/Astrapophobia/Brontophobia/Keraunophobia/Tonitrophobia

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In this type a person is afraid of thunder and lightening.
This word is composed of two words astrape meaning lightening and phobós meaning fear.
This fear at initial level is dealt by breathing exercises and by exposing a person to lightening for him to slowly grow immune to it.In extreme cases this fear can be dealt by using cognitive behavioral therapy which is given under supervision.

3)Aerophobia/Flying phobia/Flight phobia/Aviophobia

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In this type of phobia a person is afraid of being in air ,be it on an aeroplane or any other flying vehicle.
Anti-anxiety medication,exposure therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy are various methods to handle it.

Aquaphobia

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In this type of fear a person is afraidof water,ranging from a bathtub to deep oceans.
This name is composed of two Greek words hudór meaning water and phóbos meaning fear.
Ways of handling this fear are exposure to water bodies so as to get immunisation against it.

5)Thanotophobia

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In this type of phobia a person is afraid of death and is anxious about the idea of being dead.
This word is composed of two Greek words thanato meaning death and phóbos meaning fear.
This can be handled at a personal level by training oneself to control destructive feelings and thoughts and surround oneself with positive things . Staying alone must be avoided.

Please take proper care and seek medical advices if you feel like the symptoms are growing and if things are getting out of control.

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