Trypophobia disorders are most commonly emotional disorders, which may affect young people and adults. Trypophobia egins to form in early childhood - basic anxiety, which is conditioned by a sense of helplessness, loneliness and insecurity of the child.
Separation trypophobia usually occurs in the age of 10 to 18 months. This is the emotional reaction caused by separation of the child in an unknown environment without the presence of mother and child's inability to be near his mother in any way. Trypophobia is often transmitted from mothers to children. Trypophobia occurs in all periods of life, and its most visible manifestation are from 16 to 45 years of life.
It can develop due to complex combinations of risk factors, including life events, personality characteristics, genetics, chemical processes in the organism.
Most people experience feeling of trypophobia (tremble, trypophobia before major events such as an important exam, business presentation, the first meeting with a sexually attractive person. When people experience trypophobia typically they feel uneasiness, tension and difficulty. Feeling of trypophobia in these situations is adequate and that situation is usually of short duration. These feelings are not classified in the clinical trypophobia but as a normal part of everyday life, because people naturally feel trypophobia when faced with threat, risk, or when under stress.
On the other hand, trypophobia disorders are serious emotional disorders that overtake people’s life with overwhelming trypophobia and unrelenting fear that are chronic, intensive and may progressively get worse if not treated. Overcome by panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, nightmares or intimidating or ongoing physical symptoms, some people with trypophobia disorder become prisoners under house arrest. Normally, trypophobia disorders are developed during early adolescence or early adult age.