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A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no real danger.

There are many specific phobias. Acrophobia is a fear of heights. Agoraphobia is a fear of public places, and claustrophobia is a fear of closed-in places. If you become anxious and extremely self-conscious in everyday social situations, you could have a social phobia. Other common phobias involve tunnels, highway driving, water, flying, animals and blood.

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  1. Phobias (National Library of Medicine)  
    A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no real danger. There are many specific phobias. Acrophobia is a fear of heights. Agoraphobia is ...
  2. Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder): Always Embarrassed Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    ... also called social anxiety disorder. What is social phobia? Social phobia is a strong fear of being ... What are the signs and symptoms of social phobia? People with social phobia tend to: Be very ...
  3. Phobias (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... to take that scary elevator ride. What's a Phobia? A phobia (say: FO-bee-uh) is the ... having a panic attack. Continue Different Kinds of Phobias There are many different kinds of phobias. The ...
  4. Social Phobia (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... anxiety condition called social phobia. What Is Social Phobia? Social phobia (also called social anxiety ) is a ... or rude. Why Do Some People Develop Social Phobia? Kids, teens, and adults can have social phobia. ...
  5. Fears and Phobias (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... help and support to overcome them. Back Continue Phobias A phobia is an intense fear reaction to ... teasing only makes the situation worse. What Causes Phobias? Some phobias develop when someone has a scary ...
  6. Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    What is Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) Social phobia is a strong fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed. This ... with social phobia. Share Science News About Social Phobia Bullying Exerts Psychiatric Effects Into Adulthood Brain Imaging ...
  7. ... child move beyond it. Back Continue What's a Phobia? When anxieties and fears persist, problems can arise. ... resolved. Back Continue Focusing on Anxieties, Fears, or Phobias Try to answer the following questions honestly: Is ...
  8. Phobias (American Psychiatric Association)  
    ... are a number of types of phobias. Specific Phobia As the name implies, people with a specific ... situation where previous panic attacks have occurred. Social Phobia A person with social phobia fears being watched ...
  9. Specific Phobias (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    ... Health This information in Spanish ( en español ) Specific phobias Treatment More information on specific phobias A specific ... psychotherapy. Return to top More information on Specific phobias Explore other publications and websites Phobias (Copyright © American ...
  10. Screening for Specific Phobias (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)  
    ... Older Adults Military & Military Families Screening for Specific Phobias If you suspect that you might suffer from ...
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