Phobias affect many people but often go undiscovered or untreated. Certain conditions create extreme reactions and unreasonable fear. The failure to understand the cause of aversion to a specific or general object is the worst part of a phobia. It causes symptoms like a panic attack, racing heart, difficulty speaking and nausea. Those symptoms make a person even more uncomfortable, adding to the anxiety. Genetics, life experiences and heredity most likely play a part in phobias as well. Check out these 10 weird phobias you might never have heard that actually exist.
The list of phobias is long. Because they cause extremely intense reactions, both psychological and physical, phobias affect the ability to carry on with day-to-day activities like work and social get-togethers. Fortunately, most can be treated and vanquished with therapy but it takes time and a great deal of understanding for those around the ones with phobias.