Phobias

Jessica Eshenbaugh

A phobia is an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. About four or five percent of the people in the U.S. has a least one serious phobia. Symptoms of a phobia can range from anxiety to a full blown panic attack. Some signs are heavy breathing, trembling or shaking, dizziness, and many others.  There are many ways to help treat your phobias, some as simple as very slowly facing your fear; there are also things such as therapy that you can get to help. Depending on the severity of your phobia, you could get help from a therapist or doctor, or sometimes even help yourself. You can gain more knowledge on phobias by reading books about it, taking a class on it, asking a psychiatrist, or even doing something as simple as looking up information on the internet.

Sources:

"Facts About Phobias." Psych Central.com. Web. 24 Feb. 2015. <http://psychcentral.com/lib/facts-about-phobias/000658>.

Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster. Web. 24 Feb. 2015. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phobia>.

"Phobias and Fears." : Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help. Web. 24 Feb. 2015. <http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/phobias-and-fears.htm>.

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