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What Freaks You Out

By: Trent Bartley
Posted: July 8, 2020 06:00

The Top 3 Phobias

Do you have a fear or phobia?

Do you have a fear or phobia?

     My Sara isn't afraid of much. I've seen her face down Guys twice my size without blinking, spend the night in a Haunted sanatorium and rescue ME from a Cockroach (I. Can't. STAND. Them.). One thing that does get to her? Storms. as you can well imagine the last few weeks have been a little stressful. 

     We all that that Thing which sets the hairs on our necks up and tingling. Fear is a part of life that we all have to deal with. If you however feel that fear is beginning to dictate the quality of your life? you may be suffering from a Phobia. Help is available HERE.  The most common or BIG three Phobias are..

  1. Social Phobia: The Fear of Judgment or Rejection. Rooted in the fear of being negatively perceived, judged, or rejected. Millions of Canadians struggle with Social Anxiety. This fear and anxiety can make everyday functioning difficult, as it can cause individuals to avoid certain events, places, or people. In severe cases, those who suffer with social phobia may even hide out at home and rely exclusively on their loved ones for basic necessities. 

  2. Arachnophobia: The Fear of Spiders.  Another common fear, with as many as 1 in 4 men and 1 in 3 women suffering. You may be familiar with this one.While it’s often triggered by actually seeing a spider, even thinking about spiders can bring on an episode.

    Scientists have long been dumbfounded by the widespread fear of spiders— the majority of which aren’t poisonous or dangerous. Yet, many of us lose our minds when we spot one nearby. A recent study concludes that this stress-reaction is deep-rooted, one we likely inherited from our ancestors who lived with and feared these creatures.  Sounds like Spiders were much more dangerous a few hundred thousand years ago. I don't want to think about that....

  3. Agoraphobia: The Fear of Open or Crowded Spaces. large open spaces, public transportation, and leaving the house alone. It’s estimated that around 1.8 million Americans suffer with agoraphobia.This phobia can cause its sufferers serious distress, both physically and mentally.  




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