In sum, phobias are now viewed as a natural and expected manifestation of an imbalance in the nervous system.They are compounded by misinformation and misinterpretation of the experience by the individual.Also, when parents are overcautious and exaggerate danger, children tend to become phobic.
A few of them are outlined here: ~ An individual suffering from a phobia experiences an unexplained, irrational fear of a specific element in his or her surroundings.
~ Specific phobias: These are related to a specific object, animal or insect, people, environment or situation.
Presented here are a few common specific phobias: Cynophobia: Fear of dogs or rabies Ophidiophobia: Fear of snakes Batophobia: Fear of height Tachophobia: Fear of speed Claustrophobia: Fear of closed spaces Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns Latrophobia: Fear of doctors or of visiting the doctor ~ Agoraphobia: This is a generalised phobia individuals tend to have, of leaving home or a small, familiar comfort zone and of panic that might be brought on by making such a move.
They have found different and unnatural things frightening.
Actually,these fears affect people starting from their childhood, because people cant see the difference between unreal things and real things when they are children.