Pediophobia : Fear of Dolls

Have you seen anyone who has a fear of Dolls ?

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Have you helped someone to come out from the fear of Dolls ?

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More importantly, are you afraid of Dolls ?

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Today, I am going to share one of my experiences with you. During my teenage years, I lived in a colony and there was a little girl who was 8 years old. Once I went to her home with my friend. Her parents had gone out for some work. My friend gave company to that girl when her parents were not available at home.

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During our talk, my friend said," This little girl is afraid of Dolls." I said ," Impossible, you are joking." She smiled and said " No, it’s not a joke." She gave me a doll and said,``Try once" and called that little girl. I was speechless.

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Then the little girl came and as soon as I showed her the doll which my friend gave to me, she started screaming, tried to hide her face with her hands and ran away from there. I was shocked because it was a normal doll. I asked my friend what happened to her ? Why did she scream and run away?

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My friend told me that we watched the Bollywood movie " PAPI GUDIYA".

From that day, she started feeling fear. I said,``Then so what …no need to fear, it was a doll only." After some time, I went back to my home and the same incident was still moving in my mind: fear of dolls …how ?......why ?... strange …it was a normal doll…how could someone get afraid ?

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After that whenever I thought about that incident, I found it funny and surprising because I was unaware of the facts. But now, after being mature, I felt that it was not funny at all. That little girl needed help for the reason that Phobia which is a psychosis.

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A few people have illogical or extreme fear of Dolls, an object or incident particularly related to the Dolls. This fear is called Pediophobia. It is a specific phobia which occurs by a negative impact of an object or circumstances during childhood. Watching any horror movie can be the reason for this.

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Some horror movies are based on dolls. In these movies, Dolls can walk, talk, think, hit and show some pessimistic activities just like human beings. After seeing these movies, any adult can feel fear at once. In the case of children, especially a girl child, it leaves a bad impact which affects them psychologically.

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Little girls love to play with Dolls as this is one of their favourite toys. They purchase walking or talking Dolls even and talk to them as if these Dolls are alive. But it becomes a major problem, especially for those parents whose children start feeling fear of Dolls due to some pessimistic incident.

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Screaming, trying to run away, trembling, increasing heartbeat, difficulty in breathing and extreme fear are the symptoms of Pediophobia. By increasing this, a person can commit suicide also. Once the child grows up, Pediophobia can disappear. But in some cases it lasts till adulthood.

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Medications, Behavioural therapy, Counselling and exposure therapy are some methods to treat Pediophobia. We can also help such children by giving our love, support and some positive thoughts.

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You can also share your personal experience if you have faced any situation like this or helped someone to come out of this problem or you can also suggest something regarding this…you are most welcome 🙏🙏
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Hey..if you like my article and want me to write for you then contact me at this:

nishugodara86@gmail.com

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URL : nishugodara86.medium.com

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Freelance Content + Article + Script Writer ✍️✍️ Translator ( English , Hindi , Punjabi )📱📱 Former Teacher (experience 6 + years ) nishugodara86@gmail.com

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Freelance Content + Article + Script Writer ✍️✍️ Translator ( English , Hindi , Punjabi )📱📱 Former Teacher (experience 6 + years ) nishugodara86@gmail.com

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