Concept and What is: Abissofobia | Psychology

To better understand what is abissofobia, it is necessary, first, to make it clear the concept of phobia. The word phobia originates from the Greek, meaning fear. In clinical cases, refers to the exaggerated aversion to certain type of situation, object, animal or person. Under the clinical point of view, in the field of psychopathology, phobias are part of anxiety disorders and have as main characteristic the fact only be manifested in particular situations.

For example, stay at the edge of cliffs, chasms or cliffs can cause desperation and fear in anyone. However, the abissofobia is characterized when this fear is beyond the individual's control, causing symptoms like any phobic disorder. People with this disorder can show symptoms of mental confusion, tremors, palpitations, excessive malaise, excessive sweating, shortness of breath, among others.

As with any phobia, fear excessive and morbid originates in the unconscious of the person, working with responses to some trauma which has passed related to the fall or any situation of death in chasms, cliffs and precipices. To feel the closeness of some of these sites, the person with abissofobia expresses a direct response to fear, coming to stay the whole time on alert when the case has greater gravity.

Considered a rare phobic disorder, the abissofobia needs to be accurately diagnosed, because most people demonstrates a fear of depths, among other dangerous places. Only the presenting symptoms which refer to the phobia should receive special treatment and individual accompaniment. Once detected, the problem must be dealt with quickly, because the abissofobia can have a devastating effect upon the subject, compromising your quality of life and of those who live with him.

There are several treatments for abissofobia. One of them is the Energy Psychology, which is a kind of emotional acupuncture based on an age-old practice. Other recommended is the neuro-linguistic programming, that studies how the patient creates a reality in which is all the time feeling the danger of falling into a precipice or cliff. In cognitive therapy, behavioral changes are encouraged through practical exercises. The help of a psychologist is also critical because this professional will help the patient to win and control your fear.
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