Podophobia: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments


The podofobia is the irrational fear of feet, including feelings of disgust, rejection and repulsion. The podófobos can feel rejection so much by the feet other people’s as of their own and as much by the neglected ones or with injuries, fungi, etc., as by the esthetic and well-taken care of. While for many the feet are erogenous […]

Gerascophobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments


The gerascophobia is irrational and excessive fear of growing old. It constitutes an anxiety disorder, reason why the fear experienced in this alteration is pathological. All people can present a certain fear towards aging. However, this does not have to imply the presence of a psychopathological alteration or the development of gerascophobia. Gerascophobia Gerascophobia is a type […]

Enochlophobia or Demofobia (Phobia of the Crowds): Symptoms, Causes


The enochlophobia or demophobia  is an anxiety disorder characterized by the experimentation of an irrational, excessive and uncontrollable fear towards the crowds. Who suffers this alteration fears unjustifiably crowded spaces of people. This fear provokes an anxiety response automatically, which causes a high level of discomfort for the person. The anxiety experienced in the enochlophobia is so high that it […]

Long Words Phobia (Hipopotomonstrosesquipedaliofobia)

Long Words Phobia

The  fear of long words or hipopotomonstrosesquipedaliofobia is characterized by intense fear and irrational fear of the possibility of having to pronounce long words in a speech or conversation. This fear appears both if the situation is real and if the subject imagines it and anticipates it even if it never happens. Usually the abbreviated term sesquipedaliofobia is […]

Eremophobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments


The eremophobia is the excessive and irrational fear towards the solitude. Like any other expression of fear, the fear of loneliness is an emotion that all people can experience. Human beings are genetically programmed to relate to others, so when this does not happen we can experience certain feelings of unrest. The rejection towards loneliness varies according to […]

Colpocephaly: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments


The colpocephaly is a congenital brain abnormality that affects the structure of the ventricular system (Esenwa & Leaf, 2013). At the anatomical level, the brain presents a significant dilation of the occipital horns of the lateral ventricles (Pérez-Castrillón et al., 2001). It is possible to observe how the posterior portion of the lateral ventricles is larger than expected […]

Amotivational Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Amotivational Syndrome

The amotivational syndrome is characterized by symptoms such as dysphoria, decreased attention, intense anhedonia, memory alterations and  little desire to compete, work or perform any activity. Put another way: it is a state in which passivity, lack of motivation, conformism, isolation and total inactivity are experienced. The person suffering from this syndrome never wants to do anything. That is, […]

Atelophobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Atelophobia symptoms

The Atelophobia is a type of specific phobia peculiar in which the person fears imperfection and, above all, be imperfect. Unlike other phobias in which the feared element tend to be more specific objects or situations, in this case the element feared lies in the subjective interpretations of imperfection. Considering the characteristics of the feared element, atelophobia […]

Scotophobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments


The Scotophobia is irrational and extreme fear of the dark. It involves avoiding situations and places where there is darkness, and experiencing anxiety just by thinking about them. Dark spaces or without light constitute situations that in themselves can create a certain level of alertness or activation in the person. This fact can be contextualized from the own […]

Potomania: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments


The potomania is  an impulsive desire to drink water all the time and can have very serious consequences. People who suffer from it usually drink between six and ten or  fifteen liters of water per day. Potomania could also be defined as a disorder in impulse control, characterized by excessive water intake. It occurs frequently  in patients with schizophrenia or other chronic psychiatric illnesses. […]

Apeirophobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments


The apeirofobia is excessive and irrational fear to infinity. It includes the avoidance of situations in which there is a stimulus related to infinity, anxiety responses and anxious anticipation. When we speak of apeirophobia, it is opportune to start by emphasizing that this psychological alteration corresponds to a specific group of anxiety disorders, that is, to a specific […]

Philemaphobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

The Philemaphobia is the irrational and excessive fear to the kisses. N or all fears to kiss itself imply the presence of Philemaphobia, because fear is experienced in this anxiety disorder must have certain characteristics. Firstly, it should be noted that to speak of Philemaphobia one must experience high levels of anxiety and feelings of fear when exposed […]

Bibliophobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment


The Bibliophobia is the response exaggerated and irrational fear of books or reading specific texts. This kind of phobia is caused by negative experiences with books, or reading, which can be generated by lack of understanding of the text, neurological disorders developed in early childhood, mockery or some type of physical and psychological abuse for […]

Amaxophobia: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments


The amaxophobia or fear of driving is one of the most growing phobias in our society during the last years. I think anyone would agree to conclude that, like many other phobias, the fear of driving can become very disabling for the person who suffers. However, this psychological problem can be overcome through proper treatment and a good dose of personal […]

Psychotic Depression: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Psychotic Depression:

The Psychotic depression is a major depressive disorder accompanied by delusional (delusions) and sensory perception disturbances (hallucinations). Delusions usually revolve around the depressed state of the patient, since this, apart from delusional ideas, presents all the typical symptoms of depression. Psychotic Depression Hallucinations on their part are usually less frequent than delusions, but may occur […]

What is Depersonalization Disorder?

Depersonalization Disorder

The depersonalization disorder is characterized by the experimentation of serious feelings of unreality that dominate the life of the person and that prevent normal functioning in life. Depersonalization and derealization sensations may be part of a variety of disorders – such as acute stress disorder – although when they are the main problem, the person […]

Asperger’s Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Asperger's Syndrome Symptoms

The Asperger syndrome  is possessed by children and adults who present an affectation in the social, communicative and imaginative area. Its main symptoms are: alterations in the reciprocal social relations, interest in restricted and repetitive activities, routines or rituals and lack of social skills. It is a category that causes more problems in terms of its nosological validity […]

What is Educational Psychology?

What is Educational Psychology

The educational psychology is a discipline in charge of studying the behavioral changes. Those that are related to age and appear in human beings during its development, starting from the moment it does until the individual dies. What is Educational Psychology In turn, this science establishes differences between the following stages of personal development such as: Early childhood : 0 – […]

Ailurophobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments


Ailurophobia is the name that receives persistent, abnormal and unjustified fear towards cats. This disorder is also known as elophobia and deals with a specific type of phobia. People with ailurophobia experience high feelings of anxiety every time they detect the presence of a cat. Likewise, the fear caused by these animals makes the subjects with this alteration […]

What is Psychodrama?

What is Psychodrama

The psychodrama  is a form of psychotherapy created by Jacob Levy Moreno inspired by improvisational theater. Represented the point at which there is a shift away from the treatment of the isolated individual and verbal methods towards an approach of the treatment of the individual in a group, with methods of action. If we look at the name we see […]

What is Emotional Education?

Emotional Education

The emotional education  and s an educational, ongoing process, which aims to promote the emotional development as an essential complement of cognitive development, constituting both the two essential elements of the development of the personality integral.  On the other hand, Fernández (2016) characterizes it as “… emotional education is, precisely, leading us towards that personal and social well-being that we seek”. Throughout history, education […]

Chromophobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment


he Chromophobia , also known as cromatofobia or crematofobia is a persistent irrational fear or aversion to the colors. It is a specific type of phobia and is characterized by the experimentation of an irrational and excessive fear towards colors. Its form of presentation can vary in each case, so the dreaded colors can be different in each […]

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT  is a technique belonging to the Third Generation or Contextual Therapies, and it is the most complete therapeutic approach. If we look back and observe the development of psychotherapy until the present time, we appreciate the enormous variety of approaches that have been occupying a place in the history of […]

Omphalophobia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments


The Omphalophobia is extreme, irrational and uncontrollable fear toward navels. People suffering from omphalophobia experience elevated feelings of anxiety and discomfort whenever they are exposed to their phobic stimulus, that is, to an umbilicus. The navels feared by the subjects with omphalophobia can be both the navel itself and the navel of other people. Despite being […]

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