Agenda of the presentation Definition of Necrophobia Cusses Symptoms of Necrophobia Treatments Conclusion
What is Necrophobia? Necrophobia is the fear of corpses, death or dead things. The origin of the word Necro is Greek (meaning death or dead) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Necrophobia is considered to be a specific phobia.
What are the causes? It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a combination of :
external events such as : traumatic events
internal predispositions such as : heredity or genetics. Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience at an early age. It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combine with life-experiences to play a major role in the development of phobias.
Symptoms of Necrophobia As with any phobia, the symptoms vary by person depending on their level of fear. The symptoms typically include extreme anxiety, dread and anything associated with panic such as :
Treatments Medicine can be prescribed, but note that these medications can have side effects and that can be severe. It is also importation to note that medicines do not cure phobias, at best they only temporarily suppress the systems. However, there are treatments for phobias, which include counseling, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, and Neuro-Linguistic programming.