One of the most recently investigated psychological diseases, trypophobia is a type of discomfort characterized by feeling fear and anxiety or disgust due to holes located in close clusters on surfaces.
For example, a perforated sponge can cause vomiting or disgust in people with Trypophobia.
WHAT ARE THE IMAGES THAT TRIGGER TRYPOPHOBIA?
There are many objects that trigger trypophobia. A few of these objects are the following:
- Soap bubbles
- Droplets formed as a result of condensation of water
- Skin blisters
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF TRYPOPHOBIA?
A few of the effects of Trypophobia on humans are:
Feeling of fear, disgust or discomfort
- Skin itching
- Desire to avoid the situation
- Heart palpitations
- Shortness of breath
- Fear of death
TREATMENT OF TRYPOPHOBIA
Just like other phobias, methods such as psychological counseling, psychotherapy techniques and hypnosis are used to treat Trypophobia. Sedative drugs can be prescribed to control skin rashes that can occur due to fear. Antidepressant drugs can be given in addition to psychotherapy to soothe Trypophobia.