Evelyn saw the huge building having approximately 27 floors in it. Instantly she had goose bumps on her hands and arms by the thought of taking a lift. After graduation, this was her 17th trip to search for job in a big New York City and she felt completely helpless and dizzy at that moment when she realized that even this job she had to let it go since she couldn’t fight her fear of lifts.
It can be darkness, spiders, tallest building in the town, waterfall, bridges or tunnels, we all have some or other phobias and fears that makes it scariest thing to ever experience. Approximately 4 to 5 percent of the U.S. population has phobias. Phobias are usually persistent in nature and are irrational fears of certain objects or situations that have a strong presence in your mind that even if a thought triggers in your mind you can be as terrified as if it is right there. An imagination or thought can make you so afraid of it that you never want to experience it and you take so much effort for it to avoid it. However, if you’re a person with phobia never makes an effort or think about it that how can you tackle this problem for once and for all, but spends your entire life to avoid it. That’s how the phobias are terrible in nature.
It’s very common to be fearful of certain situations or objects that are rare in sight or frightening itself such as seeing a snake on busy streets of New York can be scary for a city dweller, but not for those who live in bushy areas. But the problem comes when phobias and fears start interfering in your life. of your phobia is extreme in nature, it may affect your social activities, school performance, career or sleep. in such cases, you may want to see a qualified specialist.
The most common phobias and fears found among people are social phobia, animal phobia, situational phobia and blood-injection-injury phobia. A good amount of people have a fear of heights, water, storms and the dark. A large chunk of U.S. population also has animal phobias that include the fear of snakes, spiders and dogs.
If you have any of these phobias, you can quickly experience a number of symptoms such as sweating, trembling, chest pain, difficulty breathing, hot or cold flashes, racing or pounding heart, and a churning stomach.
People with phobias and fears can have poor quality of their life. You may want to avoid social situations where you may not feel safe and thus, you will have a poor social network and less chance to interact with people. Phobias can also have impact on your career choices and jobs. Thus, identify your phobia and if you feel that it is affecting your personal and professional life, seek medical help.
No matter how extreme your phobias and fears are they can be treated!