Ailurophobia

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Ailurophobia

  1. 1. Ailurophobia
  2. 2. Definition. <ul><li>It is the persistent irrational fear of cats. </li></ul><ul><li>Suffers may fear not only the scratch or bite, but also the “evil mystique” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Synonyms. <ul><li>Felinophobia </li></ul><ul><li>Elurophobia </li></ul><ul><li>Gatophobia </li></ul><ul><li>Galeophobia </li></ul>
  4. 4. Causes. <ul><li>It could be obtained by a real life scare of some kind that has to do with cats. </li></ul><ul><li>It can also be obtained by seeing someone else experiencing trauma . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Situations that can trigger the fear. <ul><li>Purr of the cat. </li></ul><ul><li>The sight of a real life cat. </li></ul><ul><li>The thought that a cat can attack when the person is outside. </li></ul><ul><li>The thought of meeting a cat in the dark. </li></ul><ul><li>Cats in pictures and on television. </li></ul><ul><li>Cat-like toys and cat- like fur. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Symptoms. <ul><li>Breathlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Excesive sweting </li></ul><ul><li>Dry mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Shaking </li></ul><ul><li>Heart palpitations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Symptoms. <ul><li>Inability to speak or think clearly </li></ul><ul><li>A fear of dying </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming mad or losing control </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety attack </li></ul>
  8. 8. Treatments. <ul><li>Hypnotherapy: reprogram your subconscious. </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Psychology: emotional acupuntura. </li></ul><ul><li>Neuro-linguistic programing: re-programmed. </li></ul><ul><li>C arried out by a psychiatrist or other therapy specialist . </li></ul>
  9. 9. thank you.

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