Who Gets Phobias?

different emotions

Phobias trouble people all over the world. In her book, Phobias: Fighting the Fear, Helen Saul says phobias “are truly international, crossing the boundaries of language and culture.” A New Yorker who fears airports and everything that soars out of them has a different phobia than an African tribes- man who screams at the sight … Read more

The Fear of Being Afraid

Fear of being afraid

When a thirty-three-year-old woman named Nora had a panic attack in the middle of a grocery store, she felt like she was being strangled. Her heart raced. She felt dizzy. She had no choice but to leave her cart in the middle of the aisle and run for the door and the fresh air outside. … Read more

What is a Phobia?

What is a phobia

Everyone is afraid of something. From the moment of birth, humans can experience fear. Almost all newborn babies are terrified by loud noises and seem to dread falling, even if they have never been dropped. They get over these fears as they grow, but they pick up new ones on their journey through child- hood. … Read more

What are senseless fears

Sensless Fears

Human beings have a love/hate relationship with fear. Medals are given to valiant warriors who charge fearlessly into combat, while those who sneak around whimpering in their battle helmets are labeled cowards and in some cultures are even put to death for what is considered a war-time crime. As a whole, people generally find fear … Read more