Many people with a phobia don't need treatment, and avoiding the object of their fear is enough to control the problem.
A phobia is an extreme fear of something or a situation.
Common symptoms of a phobia are anxiety and panic when you come into contact with the cause of your phobia.
Treatments for phobias include talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, and sometimes medicines.
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