• I fell down from a 5 foot high play area in a playground at school when i was young. now im acrophobic.
  • A lot of the time what gave them that phobia happened in their current lifetime. It may have been too traumatic for their brain to handle at first, so they block it out, and thus can't explain the phobia.
  • No, it could just be a chemical imbalance as has happened to a couple of friends and family members.
  • That could be very true. I know people that have had something bad to them happen in their childhood, so now they have a phobias of those things.
  • There's a reason for all phobias and it's not in a past life - it's in this life. If an event was traumatic enough to cause a phobia in the first place, it's reasonable to expect the person who suffers from the phobia might not consciously remember the event that caused it.
  • A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. There are many specific phobias. Acrophobia is a fear of heights. You may be able to ski the world's tallest mountains but be unable to go above the 5th floor of an office building. Agoraphobia is a fear of public places, and claustrophobia is a fear of closed-in places. If you become anxious and extremely self-conscious in everyday social situations, you could have a social phobia. Other common phobias involve tunnels, highway driving, water, flying, animals and blood. People with phobias try to avoid what they are afraid of. If they cannot, they may experience * Panic and fear * Rapid heartbeat * Shortness of breath * Trembling * A strong desire to get away Treatment helps most people with phobias. Options include medicines, therapy or both. Source: MedlinePlus staffie- I'm a therapist by trade and want to make sure you have a solid resource to delve further if you so desire.
  • Are you sure that they are for "no" reason? All you know is that you don't know the reason. Which may mean that the reason was too early in life to be remembered, or that it is part of some complex sequence whose details have not been remembered. It is now becoming clear that there are two (or more) parallel systems in the brain. And the ones which trigger fears are different from the ones that leave retrievable memories. So it is perfectly possible to get a phobia from an event you do not remember, or which you do not connect with the phobia.
  • It's possible... I'm afraid of having my neck touched (except for by one or two people), and I was told someone slit my throat in my past life. *shrugs*
  • It's entirely possible. For instance: I have a terrible fear of boat propellers (even the scene in Titanic where the boat's sinking and the propellers are up in the air makes me shaky), and was born with an absolutely horrible fear of deep water that I didn't get over until I was 7. Having never been on a boat in real life, and believing in past lives myself, I have a very strong feeling that these things are connected in a past life.
  • I can only assume so. I've had a phobia for as long as my Mum can remember, from when I was a tiny baby. As far as she knows, nothing ever happened to me, so why else would I be scared. Also, its a silly phobia, people never believe me til they see me freak

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