Philophobia- Fear of falling in love or being in love.

causes -
a. highly independent personality
b. specific personality disorders
c. post traumatic stress disorder of having being emotionally cheated or emotionally abused in a prior love relationship.

effects -
a. fear of loving someone
b. fear of being in a relationship
c. might become best of friends or very close to an individual and as soon as the fear is triggered they will suddenly disappear.
d. highly uncomfortable in displaying their emotions.
e. reckless behavior - like promiscuity, indulgence addictions or publicly misbehaving with "close friend"  to prove they are not in love with someone.

treatment -
1. sensitization towards love -
a. rationalization - about one's own capacities to give love.
b. decrease expectations from those who are loved.
c. acceptance of feelings and acceptance of self.

2. medications to help decrease the unwanted fear.

3. counseling

by -

Dr.Hemant Mittal (MBBS, DPM, MD(mindmantra))
Psychiatrist and counselor
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