Description, Causes and Risk Factors:

Morbid fear of metal objects.

The construction of automobiles, skyscrapers, food storage cans, cookware, plumbing pipes, and bicycles have one element in common - metal. With this product medals can be made, swords forged and yet something as simple as a zipper can be fashioned. Every day we use products that are made from or include metal. We can take it for granted, yet there are some who view metal as something very noteworthy. They obsess about the presence of metal and may ultimately come to fear it. This fear is known as metallophobia.

The actual feelings of metallophobia are extremely common. Far more so than you might think: while the exact `trigger' for everyone's fear is different, over 13% of all adults experience the symptoms regularly, rising to over 60% under specific circumstances.

And yet this is a problem you can quickly and permanently conquer - just as long as you are really committed to doing so. Conquering the fear means saying goodbye once and for all to that nasty feeling and discovering the steps to switch on the calm, centered, confident you.

Cases of metallophobia are usually (although not always) caused by an intense negative experience from the past. But your mind can also create that fear seemingly without basis. The key is digging down to the source and replacing negative associations with positive ones. Those at greatest risk include:

    People with a general tendency towards fear and anxiety.

  • People characterized as high strung (being in a tense state).

  • People suffering from adrenal insufficiency.


As with any phobia, the symptoms vary by person-to-person depending on their level of fear. The symptoms typically include:

    Extreme anxiety.

  • Dread and anything associated with panic.

  • Shortness of breath.

  • Rapid breathing.

  • Irregular heartbeat.

  • Excessive sweating.

  • Nausea.

  • Dry mouth.

  • Inability to articulate words or sentences.

  • Shaking.


We know metallophobia is illogical. But it has persisted because your subconscious has linked a whole load of powerful negative emotions - mainly fear - to the very thought of metal. The diagnosis process includes specific steps to gaining confidence, calm and happiness, as well as proven procedures for overcoming anger, sadness, fear, hurt, guilt and anxiety.


Certainly understanding the benefits of metal and the safety of metal when used correctly can help, but it may not be enough. Visiting with a therapist can provide the help you need to understand why you fear metal. You may need to learn how to manage the fear response and a therapist can be a great resource in learning how to adjust your thinking to adapt to a more measured reaction. This is important because when the fear is left unchecked there can be an acceleration of emotional response allowing the fear to seem even larger.

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 importation to note that medicines do not cure phobias, at best they only temporarily suppress the systems. However, there are treatments for phobias, which include counseling, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, and neuro-linguistic programming.

NOTE: The above information is for processing purpose. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.

DISCLAIMER: This information should not substitute for seeking responsible, professional medical care.


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