What are phobias?
Phobias are defined as those pathologies in which some stimulus, be it an object or some situation, causes fear, anxiety or discomfort high enough to interfere with normal functioning. By normal functioning we can understand those activities of daily life such as social interaction, job performance, decreased cognitive abilities, etc.
The process of developing a phobia can be through one’s own experience or vicariously, that is, through observation in other people. It can also arise both abruptly as a result of some shocking event, or progressively, in which case moments that condition this stimulus occur little by little.
In most cases, we try to avoid everything that has to do with the feared stimulus or that is close to it as much as possible, since even anticipating the future appearance generates discomfort both cognitively and at the level of physical sensations.
There are specific phobias such as the well-known agoraphobia, blood, flying, spiders, etc. Social phobia is also established in a generic way, there can be phobia to any type of interaction with any person, whether known or not, that generates a high discomfort.
The most representative symptoms in phobias are all those related to the manifestations of anxiety. Here is a list of the most important of them:
- Fear of something terrible happening
- Nervousness / restlessness
- Agitated thinking
- Difficulty to focus
How to treat them at Neuroscenter?
Addressing phobias is something very common in the clinic practise of our professionals. In our center you can be attended by certified specialists with extensive experience.
The official EMDR training of our team guarantees the necessary confidence to work on these types of problems. In combination with Neurofeedback, EMDR treatment can offer a more successful intervention with fewer sessions, thus obtaining greater treatment efficiency.
Benefits of Neurofeedback and EMDR treatments
- Elimination of symptoms (suppression of the phobia in particular);
- Cognitive flexibility;
- Adaptive functioning;
- Recovery from avoided situations;
- Activation level improvement.