Unauthorized reproduction or publication is strictly prohibited. This article is written in a style intended to be accessible to phobics and other laypeople. Since the phobic fears her own body, this disorder tends to be particularly debilitating. Avoidance of the stimulus is impossible, and thus without treatment the emetophobic is continually re-traumatized, ritualistic behavior intensifies and the condition worsens. Treatment is difficult, as structuring gradual exposure is tricky.
Carol Boulware, MFT, Ph.D.
Nomophobia - Wikipedia
Environmental[ edit ] Rachman proposed three pathways to acquiring fear conditioning: The UCS originates from an aversive or traumatizing event in the person's life, such as almost falling down from a great height. The original fear of almost falling down is associated with being on a high place, leading to a fear of heights. This direct conditioning model, though very influential in the theory of fear acquisition, is not the only way to acquire a phobia. Vicarious fear acquisition is learning to fear something, not by a subject's own experience of fear, but by watching others reacting fearfully observational learning. For instance, when a child sees a parent reacting fearfully to an animal, the child can become afraid of the animal as well. For instance, fearing electrical wire after having heard that touching it causes an electric shock.
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Phobias and Irrational Fears How to Recognize, Treat, and Overcome a Phobia Almost everyone has an irrational fear or two—of spiders, for example, or your annual dental checkup. For most people, these fears are minor. The following self-help strategies and therapeutic approaches can help you break free from your phobia and start living the life you want.
It is also highly possible that nomophobic symptoms may be caused by other underlying and preexisting mental disorders, with likely candidates including social phobia or social anxiety disorder, social anxiety,  and panic disorder. These authors appeared to treat the condition with light undertones of mockery, or outright disbelief and amusement. The latter derives from the Greek nomos a law, rule or regulation seen in such other words as astronomy rules about the stars , gastronomy rules about food and eating , autonomy ruling oneself , economy rules governing the finances of the state or household , antinomy a law contrary to another law , metronome a device to regulate metre or beat , nomocracy the rule of law in society , nomography the law in written form , nomology the study or science of law , nomothete a lawgiver , and the archaic anomy lawlessness. The neologistic meaning, relating to mobile phones, seems to have been adopted by the younger generations, and by those without a deeper understanding of the Oxford guidelines on word construction, in which typically Greek words are attached to Greek words and Latin to Latin, etc. Research evidence[ edit ] With the changes of technologies, new challenges are coming up on a daily basis.