Common Misconceptions About People with Phobias

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Many people have misguided ideas about phobias. A phobia is an irrational fear of an object or event that is severe enough to interfere with one’s daily life. A phobic person (someone who has a phobia) is intensely disturbed by a particular object but is still capable of taking risks and being adventurous. Contrary to popular belief, a phobic person is not afraid of everything in general or unwilling to try new things. Each phobic has a unique personality, and some phobias are obscure enough that they can be concealed from others. For phobics who are unable to lead a healthy life, there are a number of  treatment options available with high rates of success. Exposure therapy is considered one of the best treatments for specific phobias.

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Bob bobbity bob October 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm

This is cool, I have a phobia of spiders

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