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Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder when a person has a fear of an object or situation so they avoid it to prevent danger from coming to them.

Phobias and Fears: What's the difference?Fears are minor but they become phobias when they interfere with everday life.

Symptoms: The person's first reaction of a feared object is anxiety. -Sweating-Having problems controlling body movement -Fast heart rate-Avoid situations when coming into contact with the fear-Feeling weak, unable to control emotions when encountering feared object-Panic attacks

List of Common Phobias-Blood, injections, and other medical procedures-Animals-Enclosed spaces-Flying-Heights-Insects or spider-Lightning

Those who have phobic disorder usually don’t go in for treatment. Some companies have made it affordable and to help patients with this disorder. Those who are actually in the treatment program go through therapy and are prescribed medication. Medication reduces symptoms so patients are encouraged to take it. Therapy can be up to $100 an hour and medication is expensive for those who do not have health insurance. Depending on your income, some treatments are federally funded for certain health cares.

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What are the most effective treatments? –systematic desensitization-cognitive behavioral therapy-exposure-pleasant mental imagery-relaxation techniques

Mental Health Care

People with phobic disorders imagine that harm will come to them even if they are not in a dangerous situation. For example, Johnny Depp has coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. He once said in an interview: "Something about the painted face, the fake smile.There always seemed to be a darkness lurking just under the surface, a potential for real evil." The reason he's afraid of clowns is because he associates them with darkness and evil.



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