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A phobia is a chronic, irrational, and severe anxiety surrounding certain situations, objects, or activities. Someone with this condition may experience trembling, sweating, and racing heart when exposed to the feared object or situation. Common types of phobias include agoraphobia, social phobia, and specific phobias (such as a fear of heights). Two effective forms of treatment are available: certain medications and cognitive behavioral therapy
 
(Click Phobia to learn about different types of phobias and for more information about the symptoms that may occur, possible causes of phobia, and various treatment options that are available. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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