The Dread Files – Arsonphobia

The Dread Files - The Haunted Pen

What is the Fear of Fire?
Arsonphobia is principally a persistent and unwarranted fear of fireplace or flames. People who have this fear would avoid things such as barbeques, campfires, fire pits, lighters, matches, etc. The origin of the word ars is Latin (meaning fire) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Other names for this condition are pyrophobia, fear of fireside and worry of flames. Whatever the identity one calls this concern by, its symptoms during panic assaults are the same.

What are the symptoms?
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 shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, nausea, inability to articulate words or sentences, dry mouth and shaking nausea and a sense of dread on seeing flames or fire.

These panic attacks may not happen when seeing actual fire; there are lots of people who get panic attacks simply by taking a look at fire and flames on theaters or the television.

Arsonphobia is usually started by the unconscious mind that tends to guard itself from recollections of some event linking with hearth or flames that brought in regards to the emotional trauma.

This occasion is kind of a catalyst for arsonphobia, and whenever the sufferer sees any fire or flames, the same event involves mind and the same fear that he or she had experienced then manifests itself.

Different individuals tend to seek out arsonphobia manifest itself in numerous ways within the body. Some people tend to experience the fear only when seeing real life fires and flames, while others tend to get upset and frightened when flames and fires both in real life and on screen.

Can I take medicine?
Medicine can be prescribed, but please note that these medications can have side effects and/or withdrawal systems that can be severe. It is also important to note that medicines do not cure phobias, at best they only temporarily suppress the systems.

The Haunted Pen - Character Traits, Arsonphobia


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