What is a phobia?

Could you please tell me what a phobia is? I think I suffer from it.

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Feb 01, 2011
What is a phobia?
by: Kell

There are many types of phobias.

A person with a phobia experiences an excessive or persistent fear when in the presence, or anticipating the presence, of the object or situation.

This fear could result from anticipated harm from the object/situation. For example, you may fear snakes because you are concerned about being bitten. Similarly you may fear flying because you fear crashing.

However, there may also be a fear of losing control or panicking. For example you may be afraid of heights and also be worried about your dizziness. Or you may be afraid of an elevator (or enclosed spaces) because you worry about losing control.

All the best,
Kell

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