A phobia is a specious fear, a kind of anxiety disorder in which the individual has a total unforgiving dread of a situation, living creature, place, or thing. Individuals with a phobia go to great lengths to avoid a recognized danger which is much greater in their minds than in real life. we can be divided into specific phobias, social phobia, and agoraphobia.The most common are fear of spiders, fear of snakes, and fear of heights.

CAUSES OF PHOBIA

It is unusual for a phobia to start after the age of 30; most of them begin during early childhood, teenage years, or early adulthood. People with ongoing medical conditions or health concerns often have phobias. Substance abuse and depression are also connected to phobias. Children who have a close relative with an anxiety disorder are at risk of developing a phobia.

These are some common causes of phobias and panic attacks

Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, fear or trepidation. Mild, moderate or occasional, short-term severe anxiety is a normal reaction to stressors in daily life. If anxiety is at an extreme level or becomes recurring or continuous, it may be due to or can develop into a mental health condition, called an anxiety disorder.

Depression

Depression, also known as clinical depression, is a serious medical and mental health disorder that is associated with many factors, including the balance of chemicals in the brain.

Panic

Panic is an intense fear or terror. As a symptom, it usually refers to unreasonable fear often with the belief that “something bad is going to happen’’. Panic is a sudden sensation of fear, which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic agitation consistent with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction. A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. Panic attacks often strike out of the blue, without any warning.

Drug withdrawal

Drug Withdrawal refers to the physical problems and emotions we experience if we are dependent on a substance and then suddenly stop or drastically reduce our intake of the substance.

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