As much as one would prove more curious or surprising, phobias are not a rare disorder. In fact, they are very common. Experts estimate that phobias as a whole have an incidence of 5% of the world population. This means that one in twenty people suffer from some type of phobia. Women suffer phobias more often than men.
Arachnophobia: It is the fear of spiders. It is estimated that half of women and 10% of men suffer from this phobia to some degree. The reactions of these people are exaggerated for others, and even for the same affected. They seek to keep away from the places where spiders can be found, or where they have seen spider webs. In more serious cases, panic can be triggered even see a picture.
Sociophobia: This is a persistent and intense fear of being judged negatively in social situations. It is a phobia of the most common among adolescents and young people, it is estimated that about 4% of people between 18 and 55 suffer from it. Unlike what happens in most phobias, social phobia this is equally common in men and women.
Aerophobia: This is so common fear of flying (in fact, it is estimated that only 5% of the passengers board the plane without fear of any kind). However, people who suffer from this phobia experience not only a slight concern at the time of landing and takeoff, but sometimes even phobias prevent them plan a trip like this, or cause them anxiety disorders at the prospect a future trip, even months before carrying it out.
Agoraphobia: is the fear of open spaces, and is a common disorder among women than among men. The agoraphobic fears where anyone not feel "safe" or not to "get help." He who has this disorder often seek refuge in his home and rarely go out, because in those times experienced great anxiety. It is the phobia more often motivates specialist consultations.
Claustrophobia: Unlike agoraphobia, this disorder involves the fear of being confined to closed spaces. It is estimated that between 2 and 5% of the population suffers from this phobia. These people tend to avoid the elevators, subways, tunnels, small rooms, up to the turnstiles them can be difficult, as well as the use of equipment for medical diagnostic techniques such as CT.
Acrophobia: It is the fear of heights, vertigo but not simple fear that causes anxiety sufferers. The phobia usually manifests in situations such as a balcony to look out, or be on a high cliff next to a gazebo. As happens in other phobias, individuals who suffer seek to avoid the feared situation.
Emetophobia: phobia is vomiting or vomiting. Some people feel more than a simple aversion to the act of vomiting, and even change their eating and social habits accordingly (eg, avoiding to eat at restaurants for fear that food will be served there feel bad stomach). While only in extreme cases it is considered a phobia, it is estimated that 6% of the population is afraid of vomit.
Carcinophobia: It is the fear of getting cancer. It is one of the most common fears from the moment that most adults feel apprehensive about the possibility of developing this disease. However, in case of the phobic, it is a very unnatural fear, because they fear to demonstrate any negative physical symptom, associating all disease symptoms.
Brontophobia: common phobias involving certain climatic or weather elements, and this is the case are Brontophobia. It consists of the extreme fear of thunder and lightning storms. Someone with this phobia is alarmed both before and during storms, and in extreme cases, suffer the symptoms of anxiety. It can even be affected your social life, as their planning activities depends on the weather forecast, and may even miss work or change their habits due to weather.
Necrophobia: The fear of death is natural and instinctive in man, possibly because death is unknown. In addition, death with conditions that precede it, pain, suffering, etc. associated. However, some people have a real phobia of death and dead things. People with this condition can not clearly explain the creepy feeling experienced when facing a mummy or a corpse.