Everyone’s scared of something sometimes. But if your fears have grown to the point that they shape the way you live your life, you may want to seek treatment.
Specific phobia is extreme fear of something that isn’t actually dangerous. Oftentimes, when people with specific phobia even think about what they fear, it brings on intense anxiety or panic. Commonly feared objects and situations include animals (dogs, spiders), heights, closed-in places (tunnels, elevators), driving on the highway, flying…
People with specific phobia may recognize that their fears are outsized and irrational, but still take vigorous measures to avoid exposure to what they fear. This can, in turn, undermine aspects of work, relationships, and everyday life.
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