Sunday, March 15, 2015

Trypophobia: What can I do to help myself?

The first step is to try to understand how trypophobia happens. Trypophobia is a combination of physical and psychological symptoms. They are part of the response, which psychologists call "fight or flee" (eng.: fight or flight).

When the body is under a threat it instinctively automatically prepares for the fight, or to defend or to simply escape from dangerous situations.


In order to be able to face the turbulence, first we have to break the vicious circle. One way is to reduce the level of physical manifestation by practicing various relaxation techniques. Relaxation will not immediately solve the problems. It is a skill that must be re-learning, and as with any skill, it is gained only through long-term exercise and adamant.

Trypophobia, the feeling of consistent anxiousness is a biological disorder. Generally people don’t really acknowledge it that way and hence never try to treat it. But with gradual awareness, now people are getting more & more conscious about it.
Trypophobia symptoms are caused by anxiety disorders. These disorders occur because of a shift in the way the 'anxiety switch' called the Amygdala (a small organ in the subconscious brain), reacts.

Symptoms of Trypophobia

  • Blurred Vision, eye floaters.
  • Pins and needles feeling in arms and legs.
  • Unable to think clearly.
  • Feeling overwhelmed, cannot cope.
  • Shortness of Breath.
  • Difficulty swallowing, lump in throat.
  • Headaches, tight band around head.
  • Feeling like you are going crazy.
  • Feeling dizzy, unbalanced.
  • Feelings of anxiousness and dread.
  •  Emotionless, lack of feeling for anyone or anything.
  •  Ringing ears.
  • Hyperawareness of oneself.
  • Strange, obsessive thoughts.
  •  Racing heart.

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