The definition of Phobia is:
"A phobia is an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of an object or situation that poses little real danger but provokes anxiety and avoidance. Unlike the brief anxiety most people feel when they give a speech or take a test, a phobia is long lasting, causes intense physical and psychological reactionshttps://tackk.com/edit, and can affect your ability to function normally at work or in social settings."
Basically a phobia is when you have a really strong fear of something and you cannot control yourself when said thing is around you. Some people are terrified of heights for example and so will never go anywhere high and might even be afraid of this picture.
So many people are impacted by this mental illness daily that they almost cannot calculate how many people have it.
There are several ways to tell but if you ever feel incredibly scared by something, like the dark, or small places, and so afraid that you can sometimes react violently then you probably have a phobia. Some people also feel like they have to isolate themselves because they are so afraid or feel as if no one knows how they feel so they stay by themselves.
There are several different ways to deal with this illness, things like sedatives, antidepressants, and others, but one of the best ways is therapy. This illness is generally caused by some event where a person was scarred for life and so is then scared for life by the thing that scarred them. So then the only real way to get rid of it is to get therapy and face your fears.
If you would like to learn more, Google is a great place to look, but this website is where I found all of my information and is incredibly helpful: