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Everyone experiences fear at one time or another. But some people are plagued by phobias —uncontrolled fears that can lead to all-out panic attacks, preventing them from functioning normally. If you have a fear that prevents you from leading your fullest life, it’s time to seek help.
At the office of Mars & Venus Counseling Center, we know how one or more phobias can take hold of your life. Phobias are unpleasant, fraught with anxiety, and can be draining psychologically, emotionally and mentally. They can affect the lives of those who suffer with them to the extent that they can be debilitating.
Unlike general anxiety disorders, a phobia is usually connected to something specific, such as:
Trypanophobia: Fear of a medical procedure that involves injections and hypodermic needles. About 10 percent of American adults suffer from this.
Aerophobia: Fear of flying. The victims of aerophobia get anxious and very afraid at the mere thought of being in an airplane or helicopter. bias.
Mysophobia: Fear of dirt due to contamination by bacteria and germs. It's also called germophobia.
Social phobia: Fear of being in a social event or situation. Also known as social anxiety disorder.
Acrophobia: Fear of heights. Most with acrophobia get extremely nervous and anxious when they are in an elevated place. Though other people may not think it's high, it can still be a source of extreme fear to the acrophobic.
Agoraphobia: Fear of leaving home. The victims perceive certain environments outside their residence as unsafe.
At the office of Mars & Venus Counseling Center, we are well aware that every patient is unique. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your case and discuss your specific areas of concern. The good news is that most phobias can be cured with customized treatment plans that involve a combination of medications and behavioral therapies. For more information on psychological counseling and the methods and employ, please don’t hesitate to call us today.
By New Jersey Centers for Counseling
October 22, 2019