Phobia Essay

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Phobia is the fear of a situation or object, which is not dangerous or troublesome to other people. Phobias range from someone being fearful of spiders to attending school. Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that can overtake someone’s life. It can limit his or her social and mental life if not treated. Theories have been deprive from studies discussing what causes phobias and how it can affect the person’s life. Phobias vary from every person because everyone has a different perspective on an object or situation. However, there are three main types of phobias. These three main types of phobias are agoraphobia, social phobia, and specific (feared) phobia. Agoraphobia is the fear of a situation where there is no escape or assistance is not available. Social phobia is the fear of being judged/scrutinized by people and having to socialize or interact with others. While, specific phobia is a persistent fear marked by an atrocious association to an object or situation. An example of an agoraphobia could be a young woman stuck in an elevator by herself with no assistance being availab...

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