Fears Phobias from CBTCounsellor.com


Phobias are an excessive fear; sometimes it is focused on an object like spiders, or situation, like going to the dentist; sometimes, as in social phobia, it involves a fear of social situations, and sometimes people with a phobia will also suffer from panic attacks.  Having a phobia can be very embarrassing, and many sufferers …

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The main feature of trichotillomania is the recurrent pulling out of one’s own hair which results in noticeable hair loss. Sites of pulling hair may include any region of the body in which hair may grow (including axillary, pubic and perirectal regions), with the most common sites being the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes. Hair pulling …

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Panic Attacks

Someone with panic attacks for a period of over 6 months. Pronounced fear of more attacked Irregular heartbeat Perspiring Shocking Light headedness Detachment Numbness Tingling Feeling you’ll faint Feeling death is imminent Fear of losing control of bodily functions Panic attacks are sudden, intense periods of anxiety.  The sufferer will suddenly feel very anxious and …

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Depression can often be brought on by life stress, or by a sudden loss, such as relationship breakdown or the loss of a job.  It is characterised by low mood, pessimistic thoughts, hopelessness, poor sleep and the thought that life is not worth living.  People with depression are often also anxious; they can feel restless …

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Self Confidence

Low Self-Esteem or Self Confidence – I accept myself because I’m alive and have the capacity to enjoy my existence. I am not my behaviour. I can rate my traits and my behaviour, but it is impossible to rate something as complex as my ‘self.’ Self-esteem refers to how good we feel about ourselves.  Most …

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Anxiety is the feeling you have when you think that something unpleasant is going to happen in the future. Other words such as feeling ‘apprehensive’,‘uncertain’, ‘nervous’ and ‘on edge’ also provide a good description of feelings linked to anxiety. This is completely normal and something that all human beings experience from time to time, when …

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