General Phobias – Types & Treatments
In this section on fears, phobia types and phobia treatments we’re going to introduce the most common types and general categories of fear or anxiety inducing phobias, explain them in simple terms and look at treatment options available.
Let’s not forget, there are THOUSANDS of different specific phobias – we’re only looking in depth at those most common but treatments for other phobias will follow the same options and principles. There are three main categories of phobias (see also types of phobia)so let’s start with those:
It is estimated that anxiety disorders affect more than 40 million adults in America. Any stressful event in an individual’s life is known to cause anxiety. However, chronic anxiety is neither mild nor brief and it can last for up to six months. It is also known to get worse if the condition is left untreated. Anxiety disorders, in general, are classified as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and phobic disorder. Each has its own characteristic symptoms and requires a different line of treatment. Read More Here >>>
Treatment: Beat Your Fears recommends a number of different options – all of which are both proven and guaranteed to help you overcome your anxiety, fears, phobias and panic attacks and are most advanced, self-help, treatment programs around today:
Social phobia is a fear of social situations – it’s a fear of public humiliation or embarrassing oneself in front of others. These days it’s better know as the more aptly named Social Anxiety Disorder. It’s extreme self consciousness and intense nervousness brought about by a fear relating to some form of social situation – a fear so intense that it can cause avoidance of all social situations. Read More Here >>>
Treatment: Self help programs can be incredibly effective and allow you to work at your own pace and at a time that’s convenient to you. Of the many options there are a number we particularly recommend:
Social Anxiety Disorder does not just affect adults but can impact on the lives of children too. As such there are a number of anxiety programs devised with kids in mind. Read More Here >>>
Treatment: Beat Your Fears recommend The Anxiety Free Child Program – an award-winning and comprehensive system designed to quickly help your child overcome the anxious feelings that are holding them back from reaching their potential and show them how to be the secure, confident, and HAPPY kids they were meant to be!
Agoraphobia is the fear of the outside or being in a kind of situation from which a person (who suffers the condition) believes it is difficult to escape or even find help to escape. It’s definition suggests a fear of wide open spaces but it goes much deeper than that – it’s a fear of being in ANY situation where escape might be thought to be difficult or impossible or that there would be no help available if things went wrong … Read More Here >>>
Treatment: Beat Your Fears recommend several different self-help treatment programs – check out the different options to see which one’s right for you:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder or GAD is a pattern of worry and anxiety over many events in the life of the individual. It interferes with his/her ability to function normally and relax as everybody else does. There are many anxiety disorders including panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, GAD, and others … Read More Here >>>
Treatment: Generalized Anxiety Disorder CAN be overcome simply and easily by following one of the recommended self-help treatment programs:
Panic attacks are characterized by the following symptoms: a sudden feeling of extreme anxiety without any discernible cause, palpitations, uncontrolled tremors, sweating, a choking feeling, lightheadedness, nausea, numbness, chills, hot flashes, tightness in the throat, trouble swallowing, etc. The symptoms of a panic attack may be similar to those of a heart attack … Read More Here >>>
Treatment: Don’t waste your money on ineffective programs but check out our recommended suggestions to decide which one’s right for you:
OCD is a well known anxiety disorder that is characterized by uncontrolled repetitive and intrusive thoughts in the mind of the sufferer. As a result of such irrational thoughts, pictures, and impulses that occur over and over again, the person develops strangely compulsive behaviors. … Read More Here >>>
Treatment: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder CAN be overcome simply by following one of the recommended self-help treatment programs where you’ll learn how to free yourself from OCD and take back your life again:
You’ve only got to check out the Beat Your Fears Phobia List to realize just how many thousands of specific phobias there actually are.
Whilst there’s plenty that we’ve all heard of – phobias like Arachnephobia: the fear of spiders, Claustrophobia: the fear of confined spaces or Necrophobia: the fear of death or dead things there are many phobias that we perhaps haven’t considered and yet can absolutely devastate the lives of sufferers.
We’ve detailed some of the more common specific phobias – Read More Here >>>