According to a new study led by the University of Turku in Finland, internet searches indicate a growing prevalence of various biophobias across the world.
- Mind & Brain
- Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Thalassophobia is a specific phobia characterised by an irrational and persistent fear of deep bodies of water.
Anxiety is a common human experience, but it can become overwhelming for some individuals and interfere with their daily lives.
There are many reasons why patients don’t always adhere to their prescribed therapies.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) offered as a one-hour session every week for between four and 12 weeks, is the common method for treating severe phobias in children.
Jenny Chesworth, 34, founded the Be Happy Hub, a mental health resource centre for children in the UK.
Approximately 11% of Australians suffer from phobias, and the fear of being alone is one of them.
All of us are afraid or fearful of something, but how one deals or copes with their situation is crucial.
Dentophobia is related to several phobias such as fear of the doctors and fear of the needles.
Cognitive behavioural therapy has shown that exposing ourselves to our fears is effective in freeing us.
If you feel terrified at the idea of going to the dentist, you could be suffering from dental phobia.
It probably won’t surprise you that almost half of the UK population admits to having a fear of the dentist.
Conducted by John B. Watson and Rosalie Rayner in 1920, the experiment was designed to explore the nature of human emotional responses and how they can be conditioned.