A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.
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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