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Phobias

Mild phobias are extremely common, as I discovered recently when talking to a group of friends - out of six people all of us had something we would go out of our way to avoid because of fear, including heights, trains, cats and cows!

When phobias become more intense they can lead to strong fear reactions such as panic attacks, and become extremely limiting. For example, someone who is extremely fearful of spiders will start to avoid any situation where a spider might be encountered - since spiders can turn up almost anywhere this could mean avoiding going out, avoiding friends houses, shops, going in the garden, certain rooms in the house, and so on.

 

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