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Phobias. By Shavontae Yoakum. Kinetophobia .

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By Shavontae Yoakum

  • Kinetophobia is the fear of movement or motion. Medical symptoms of this phobia include Feeling of terror, rapid heartbeat from movement or motion. Kinetophobia is not necessarily common, so there aren’t many people that have this mental condition. Treatments include Behavior Therapy or anti-anxiety medication.
  • Odontophobia is the fear of teeth, dentistry or dental care. This is also known as dental phobia, dental anxiety or dentophobia. This is commonly caused by with previous traumatic dental experiences. It is estimated that as many as 75% of adults have experienced some degree of dental fear. 5 to 10 percent of US adults are considered to have odontophobia. Treatments for this include behavioral and pharmacological techniques such as guided imagery and diaphragmatic breathing. The fear of dental care is
  • Sometimes diagnosed using a fear measurement
  • Like Corah’s Dental Anxiety Scale.
  • Nyctophobia is considered a disease characterized by the fear of darkness. It is triggered by the mind’s perception of darkness of what could happen in a dark environment. Also, television shows and movies are thought of to cause this as well. Some symptoms of this phobia includes choking or smothering sensations, chest pains discomfort, dizziness or vertigo. Depression is a possible side effect from Nyctophobia. People who suffer from this mental illness often experience fast heart beating and sweating. Treatments include psychotherapy, desensitization, and exposure to the panic stimulant. Nyctophobia is most common among young children, but adults have this phobia as well.
  • Ouranophobia is the abnormal fear of heaven. Symptoms include breathlessness, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, or and abnormal fear of dying. This phobia is characterized by the thought of after-life as well as myths as well as nightmares or other negative experiences attached to the fear. Treatments include Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Energy Psychology. It is not necessarily common however there is a lot of information about the condition.
  • Pediophobia is the fear of dolls or children. It is hypothesized that this fear is caused by traumatic experiences from their childhood or possibly even scary movies or television shows that show dolls or children possessing evil powers. (Such as Chucky or Child’s Play.) Symptoms include irrational behavior at the sight or in the presence of dolls or children as well as panicking (dry breath, trembling, and anxiety.)Treatments include hypnotherapy and Energy Psychology.