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  1. Hi, I've never really delved into forums before for something like this but I'm feeling disturbed and confused by an image I saw. I believe I may have discovered my first phobia and I'm not sure why I feel extreme anxiety over it. The closest thing I could use to describe what I think it may be like is the fear of patterns/disturbing imagery? The thing is I'm no stranger to violent imagery, content, movies, video games, etc. But I came across a certain image involuntarily of a horse's hoof without the cap. I refuse to retrieve and post the image here because I cant stand thinking about or seeing it. If you dont think you'd be disturbed by it yourself it's most likely the first result in Google image search when I looked it up while talking to a friend to give him an idea of what I saw, why it gave me a nightmare, I cant get it out of my head and it disturbs me as much as it is. If anyone could help me understand why I feel how I do and why this is disturbing to the point of not having slept all night, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you
  2. im new to this forum so sorry if this was posted in the wrong place but i have a phobia and have been struggling recently but i dont know what it is. basically, its hot air balloons/large spaces in the sky/changes in the sky. im still not 100% sure what triggers it but from what i can tell its things in the sky that aren't supposed to be there, or a change. it started with hot air balloons about 2 years ago and when i see a hot air balloon in the sky i freeze, struggle to breath and cry all out of my control. however its not the fear of transport in the sky as im fine with planes and its not balloons as im fine with all other types of balloon. recently a neighbour cut down a large tree and it exposed a large area of the sky. when i saw this i had the same reaction and have kept curtains closed since. before it started with hot air balloons i had similar experiences but only in dreams. where the sky had strange patterns on or stars were glitching and i felt something similar whilst in the dream and after waking up. i cant explain how it makes me feel but its like an uneasiness and almost like im in a dream. ive looked through many forums but never found a name for it or even anyone eles with this. is there a phobia of irregularity's in the sky? of hot air balloons? plz help
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    Irrational fear of drugs (I think)

    All my life I have never had to worry about drugs because I always saw it as insignificant and something that a handful of people do and it'll never have anything to do with my life. I lived very happily with this thought in the back of my mind and I could even joke about drugs in a good light. But last year things changed for me quite dramatically. Without going into too much detail, I began to realise that people around me were starting to do illegal drugs. Nobody that I'm necessarily close friends with because I don't have many friends in general. All of a sudden I'm realising that this is something far more normal and common than I expected and I don't like this reality. I don't understand drugs in the slightest and I'm fairly sure it's not the legal issue that frightens me. It's this idea of something normal that I don't understand that scares me the most, but I hate the idea of doing it myself and no matter how many explanations I get, I still don't understand why exactly anybody would want to do such a thing. My fear has escalated dramatically to the point where pro-longed thoughts of such things make me want to harm myself or even take my own life. I can't joke about drugs, imagine them, hear the word "drug" or even take legal medicine without these immense feelings of self hatred and sweating/shaking excessively. I have occasionally had panic attacks due to this, one of which resulted in me calling an ambulance and after having my blood pressure checked I was informed I was at risk of a minor heart attack. My life is constant stress and at this point I'm having panic attacks almost everyday. I just want to know if there's other people out there like myself and how I should handle my situation. Sorry if this was too long. I'd appreciate any and all replies, just please don't mock me. Thank you.
  4. Coulrophobia: The Fear of Clowns Most реорlе are surprised tо lеаrn thаt a vеrу lаrgе numbеr оf сhildrеn аnd аdultѕ are scared оf сlоwnѕ, ѕоmе tо a degree thаt оvеrроwеrѕ аnd inсарасitаtеѕ them. Inѕtеаd оf lаughing оr ѕmiling, сhildrеn often lеt оut a scream оf terror оr ѕtаrt crying whеn a clown арреаrѕ close tо them. Even many аdultѕ become frоzеn with fеаr whеn a clown аррrоасhеѕ. Thiѕ fеаr оf clowns iѕ саllеd ‘соulrорhоbiа’ whiсh соmеѕ from thе Grееk ‘kоlоbаthriѕtеѕ’ whiсh mеаnѕ ‘thе man оn ѕtiltѕ’ аnd ‘phobos’ which mеаnѕ fear. Read more, http://phobiasupport.com/coulrophobia-clowns/
  5. Admin

    School phobia and anxiety

    School Phobia and Anxiety in Young Children School phobia is sometimes known as ‘school refusal’ because the child refuses to go to school. It is a complicated and severe form of anxiety about going to school, not of the school itself. The disorder can have many different causes and sometimes includes related anxiety disorders such as selective mutism and agoraphobia. Possible indications of the disorder include fatigue, stomach-aches, shaking and nausea with numerous trips to the bathroom....Read More
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    Animal Phobia

    Are You Afraid of Animals: Learn About The Symptoms and Treatment While you are preparing for a weekend trip to your local zoo, there are some people who wish that zoo never existed – these are people with extreme fear of certain animals such as spiders, snakes, insects, monkey e.t.c. This condition is known as Zoophobia otherwise referred to as fear of animals...Read More
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    Snake Phobia

    What You Need To Know About Fear of Snake and How To Overcome It As humans, we fear a lot of things; some of us fear being in small spaces, some fear heights while others fear other humans; in all these, most children and adults have fear of snakes. In fact, research shows that 9 out of every 10 person have unexplained fear about snakes – this condition is referred to as Ophidiophobia or in layman’s language, fear of snakes. Research has also shown that fear of snake is the second most common phobia in the world. Almost one third of adult humans are believed to have an intense fear of snakes......Read More
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    Needle Phobia

    Fear of injections is a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear and each year this surprisingly common phobia causes countless people needless distress. Many people who are already in this distressing condition, fear that therapies to cure such a condition, takes months or years and sometimes even requires the patient to be exposed repeatedly to their fear. We believe that not only is this theory totally wrong but it will lead to more fear in the minds of the people and often make their condition worse. And it is totally true that fear of the needle or fear of injections can be eliminated with the right methods Known by a number of names .......Read More
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    Bird Phobia.

    Fear or Phobia of Birds Phobia of birds is particularly difficult to overcome simply because birds are all over the place. You can’t step outside without seeing one and it is most likely that you hear their tweets and calls from within the walls of your home. This can make your fears unbearable.......Read more
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    Bridge Phobia

    How to Overcome Bridge Phobia Gерhуrорhоbiа, also knоwn аѕ bridgе phobia, iѕ аn unrеаѕоning fеаr оr drеаd оf сrоѕѕing bridges. Thеrе аrе ѕеvеrаl rеаѕоnѕ fоr thiѕ phobia tо exist. In mаnу саѕеѕ, thiѕ is a part оf a lаrgеr group оf phobias, ѕuсh acrophobia, fеаr of hеightѕ, оr a fеаr оf the wаtеr. In other саѕеѕ, thiѕ phobia ѕtаndѕ alone. Read more.
  11. Admin

    Phobia of cats.

    Fear or Phobia of Cats The phobia of Cats is called ailurophobia People have different reasons for their fear of cats. However, most of them can point to an experience in their past that made them afraid of the animals. While it is always prudent to treat animals with respect, it is not normal to panic at the sight of an ordinary cat or kitten...........Read more
  12. Fear or Phobia of water Fear of water is believed to be one of several inherent fears, or phobias. There are several causes why individuals develop such fears. Aqua phobia is an unbalanced and constant fear of water frequently triggered by a dismal previous incident. Victims from aqua phobia suffer unwarranted apprehension concerning the water. A grave fear of the water can be a main obstacle in a person’s way of life..........Read more
  13. Admin

    Fear of dogs - phobia

    The fear of dogs – Phobia The fear of dogs is called cynophobia. Being afraid of dogs isn’t something to be taken lightly. Although dogs are supposed to be man’s best friend and although they’ve been the longest domesticated animal that doesn’t stop you from freezing in your tracks when confronted by a dog. Whether it’s a seemingly friendly dog, wagging its tail, or a menacing one baring its teeth .................. Read more
  14. Hello, The forum will be changing colour and will be hit and miss, but people can use the original colours by clicking on Theme at the bottom of the forum and selecting IPS Support. Thanks. Admin. Edit to say the Theme we will test on is phobia. ( It looks a bit pink )
  15. Hello, It seems that i've not checked the site for a while and there are Java problems so people who do not use irc chat are unable to use the chat room, This seems to be happening a quite a few sites we will be looking into this asap and try and come up with a new Java or other chat system. Admin.