Phobias

By Matthew Schwenk

What is the characterization or definition of your mental illness?

n. an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.

How many people are affected by your mental illness?

"Approximately 4 to 5 percent of the U.S. population has one or more clinically significant phobias in a given year." (from http://psychcentral.com/lib/facts-about-phobias/00...

How can someone tell if they have your mental illness?

Like the definition states, you will have an extreme fear of something, which other people will likely take notice of if you display this fear in the public.

What treatments exist to treat your mental illness?

You can get therapy, and try to understand what makes you scared of your specific cause of phobia.

How can people get help for the treatment of your mental illness?

They can sign up for therapy.

What resources are available to help gain knowledge about your mental illness?

The internet, books, doctors, and many others.

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