Phobia may not always be associated with the harmful venomous creatures, but also with friendly beasts like dogs. Cynophobia is one of the most commonly found phobias in people, signified by irrelevant and extreme fear of dogs. In almost all cases, the subject is not visibly dangerous or possesses no risk in reality. A normal person would always be alert around a stray dog.
While many people tend to enjoy adventurous sports of bungee and paragliding from huge heights these days, many others may even have a hard time looking down from the fifth floor of a building.
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that keeps people from staying awake for a long time even if they wanted to. People with this sleep disorder feel sleepy and drowsy most of the time. This disorder is often mistaken with laziness, but it is not so. It is a disorder of which the person does not have any control over as it is irregular.
Many people love to go outside and watch the rain fall down along with the rumbling thunder and lightning bolts. While the nature’s demeanor might be a matter of pleasure for them, some might secretly hold an unexplainable fear of this thunder weather. Anyone having an intense amount of fear of thunder, lightning and rainstorm may be suffering from astraphobia.
Narcolepsy is neurological sleep disorder where a person goes to instant deep sleep with prior notice of oneself. It can happen at anytime while the person is awake and may be doing anything like talking or driving, making it more dangerous. These sleep attacks can vary from seconds to few minutes. Besides people with this disorder also has the symptoms of having other sleep disorders like cataplexy and sleep paralysis.
Anyone would feel a little nervous to look down from a tall tower or to walk through a dark tunnel. But, most of them would easily get through this fear, and continue with the everyday life. However, some won’t. The fear and nervousness can instantly spawn an upsetting panic attack, and the fear remains for a longer time period. This type of anxiety which onsets due to a particular matter or condition is known as phobic anxiety or specific phobias.
Spiders and Spiderman might have got a trend among young people these days but many others have an unexplainable rush of fear whenever these creepy hairy spiders appear in front of them. If you’re unnecessarily afraid of spiders, then you might have Arachnophobia.
Snakes are definitely not the friendliest of creatures for human beings, but many of us can handle ourselves with the general fear of snakes. However, those who are ophidiophobic have intense and persistent fear of snakes, unlike the normal dread against these creepy reptiles. Even a mere thought or seeing a picture of snakes can trigger a panic attack in a person having Ophidiophobia.
Bulimia Nervosa, also known as bulimia, is an eating disorder characterized by eating heavy amount of food in a short time period, and forcing to purge it immediately to prevent any weight gain.
Bulimia or Bulimia Nervosa is signified by compulsive overeating, and then purging (removing the food) to get rid of the calories. The person has a constant uncontrollable urge to eat, and then throw up all the food to prevent weight gain.