A phobia is an unreasonable, persistent fear of a certain thing, person, animal, action, or circumstance. This kind of anxiety condition exists. A person who suffers from a phobia either seeks to avoid the item that makes them anxious or suffers through it with considerable suffering.
Types of Phobia
Specific Phobia (simple phobia): This most prevalent type of phobia can cause individuals to dread particular people, places, things, or creatures, including clowns, dentists, and high places, as well as dogs, cats, spiders, and snakes (such as flying in a plane, riding on a train, being in a confined space). These illnesses appear to run in families and are at least partially genetic (inherited).
Agoraphobia: Agoraphobia is a dread of being in public settings when leaving abruptly would be challenging or embarrassing. A person with agoraphobia may refrain from taking the bus, rail, or going to a movie or concert. Many persons who suffer from agoraphobia also experience panic attacks or panic disorder (which involves intense fear plus uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as trembling, heart palpitations and sweating).
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