Phobias

Colby Crawford 10/14/16 Health-6

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Definition & What Phobias Cause

Phobias are the irrational and persistent fears that can be triggered by many sources. Phobias cause mental, physical, or irrational fears.

Symptoms, Tendencies, and Treatments

Phobias can cause people to avoid trips because of their fears, it can cause panic attacks, anxiety, or OCD. Phobias affect women more often than men. Treatments include drug treatments, pyschiatry, and therapies.

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Nearly 8.7% of people in the US have reported having an extremely specific phobia. 25 million Americans have said they have a fear of flying. Many famous people also have phobias, and have told everyone about them. Billy Bob Thorton has a phobia of antique furniture, furniturephobia. As well as, Jennifer Aniston, Cher, Michael Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg all have a fear of flying.

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