A diving in the Phobias world!
Phobia is defined as an intense fear of any particular object, place or situation caused by various biological and environmental factors. Emotional traumas and unpleasant situations like death of a relative or failure in work are the most common factors responsible for developing phobia. A phobic person often show signs of nausea, anxiety, sweating, panic attack and breathlessness.
…what are our physical area that phobias affected?
Every individual experiences a blend of negative and positive experiences at some or the other stage of life. All these experiences are linked to the amygdala and hippocampus areas of the brain through the nerves. The nervous system regulates the body’s response to negative and positive experiences of life and stores them in the brain memory. Good memories of positive experiences often come out as laughter and happiness whereas bad moments from unpleasant and negative situations come out as fear, anxiety or elevated stress.
The borning of a Phobia
In case of any unpleasant situation, a person receives a shock that gradually activates the NMDA receptor, a brain receptor responsible for excitatory neurotransmission. These molecules further produce specific physiological effects in the cell that gets triggered when the shock reaches the brain. Over a period of time, these NMDA receptors leave their imprints on brain cells that are further transformed to phobias. There is an endless list of phobia that greatly influences the physical and mental well being of the individual. The list includes serious phobias, funny phobias, unusual phobias and various other strange facts. Strange phobia is an excessive and unreasonable fear of something strange, something that no body can even imagine. These phobias often lead to elevated stress and sense of impending death. Following is the list of phobias:
• Allodaxaphobia – Fear of the opinions of other people. People suffering from this phobia avoid going for debates and discussions as they can’t bear opinions of any other people.
• Barophobia – Fear of gravity. It’s so strange to imagine that there are people who have the fear of gravity.
• Chromophobia – Fear of colors. People suffering from this phobia tend to stay away from anything colorful.
• Genuphobia – Fear of knees. It’s again a very strange and weird fear.
• Optophobia – Fear of opening one’s eyes. What a weird fear? Few have this fear because they feel that if they open their eyes, they will see something bad happening around.
• Plutophobia – Fear of wealth. In today’s corporate world, how can one fear wealth? Everyone is becoming a machine to earn more and more wealth but there are people who don’t want to become wealthy as they fear wealth.