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What Causes Enochlophobia or the Fear of Crowds and How to Cope with It

By |2019-10-11T19:28:24+03:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Do you have an irrational fear of large crowds? If so, you may suffer from Enochlophobia, also known by the name Demiphobia. It’s more common than you think. I have many phobias. I can’t say which, at the moment, affects me more, but I know I am afraid of crowds, that's one of them. I [...]

How to Overcome Fears and Phobias with These 10 Science-Backed Strategies

By |2019-10-05T15:31:32+03:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Everyone is afraid of something, but it can be particularly difficult to overcome irrational fears and phobias. Fear is a natural response that protects us from danger as well as other threatening circumstances we can encounter in our lives. However, sometimes this natural reaction goes a bit crazy and this can cause a certain fear [...]

New Phobia Treatment Revealed by a Study Could Make It Easier to Beat Your Fears

By |2019-01-25T22:17:19+03:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Having suffered from a phobia for most of my life, I’m always on the lookout for a new phobia treatment. The problem is, most treatments take time and prolonged exposure to the subject of the phobia. As a consequence, it’s much easier to walk away from this kind of treatment than try and keep on [...]

Phobia of Clowns or Coulrophobia Explained: Why Do Some People Fear Clowns?

By |2018-11-23T21:25:36+03:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Coulrophobia. It means a phobia of clowns. Now for some people, even the mention of clowns is enough to trigger a panic attack. But clowns are supposed to be funny and make us laugh? Why then does the mere thought of them send some people into a state of anxiety? What is it about clowns [...]

8 Things a Clean Freak Does and When Obsessive Cleaning Becomes a Problem

By |2019-10-13T15:42:45+03:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Someone you know may be a clean freak. Maybe it is the girl at work who has the neatest desk. Is she just a perfectionist or an OCD sufferer? In the television series Monk, detective Adrian Monk works on the dirty streets of San Francisco, and his fear of germs is so great that he [...]

10 Weird Phobias You Probably Did Not Know Existed

By |2019-10-13T14:41:21+03:00December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , |

You have probably heard about social phobia or agoraphobia, but there are some phobias that are so uncommon and weird that you probably didn’t even know existed. Past experiences can have a profound influence on our reaction to the environment. But when traumatic events occur, phobias are usually a result, even if some researchers claim [...]