Panic disorder

“Panic disorder” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance.   Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by reoccurring unexpected panic attacks.[1] Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something terrible is going to happen.[1][2] The maximum […]

Anthropophobia: The Fear of People

Anthropophobia is an often temporary social phobia that commonly affects adolescents. It is distinguished from misanthropy by its moral and philosophical side, which is not a phobia. HOW DO YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND ANTHROPOPHOBIA? The fear of people is common among 13-18 year olds, for whom the slightest social contact can quickly seem insurmountable. The symptoms […]

Beyond Pack-Rat: Hoarding Disorder and Diogenes syndrome

Compulsive hoarding, aka Diogenes syndrome, is a pathological anxiety disorder that hampers a person’s general ability to disassociate value from objects. Typically this manifests in an accumulation of unnecessary items over a period of months, or even years. Although this trend remains controllable in a majority of individuals with the disorder, compulsive hoarding can evolve […]

Hematophobia – The Fear of Blood

Hematophobia is the fear of blood. It’s a widespread phobia that affects women as much as men. For hematophobes, the idea of being in contact with blood is unbearable, as well as being in places where blood is potentially present, such as hospitals or blood donation centers. Summary Behaviors Associated With Fear of Blood Possible […]

Multiple personality disorder

Most definitions and explanations for multiple personality disorder use the dissociative identity disorder definition, which is what it’s currently known as.  Others make it seem more like a pop-psychology concept. While we can all understand people wanting to paint it in a more positive light, sometimes the definition and the characterization of dissociative identity disorder […]

Claustrophobia: The Fear of Restricted & Confined Spaces

Far from being a simple embarrassment, claustrophobia is a very painful phobia to live with and can become highly debilitating in everyday life. To heal, it’s necessary to find the cause of inner anxiety. The disorder is one of the most common phobias of our time.   HOW DO WE BETTER UNDERSTAND CLAUSTROPHOBIA?     […]

Nosophobia: The Fear of Illness & Disease

Nosophobia (or pathophobia) is the fear of disease. This phobia is more common among men than it is among women. In general, nosophobes are afraid of contracting specific diseases – namely sexually transmitted infections (STIs), cancer, cardiovascular diseases, MS (multiple sclerosis). HOW DO YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND NOSOPHOBIA? Nosophobia (or pathophobia) is the fear of contracting […]