Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How to Understand Specific Phobias

How to Understand Specific Phobias
Beyond Anxiety and Phobia: A Step-by-Step Guide to Lifetime RecoveryWhat are you afraid of? Explanation of different phobias, as well as what is a phobia and what is fear. Includes some phobia treatment tips!
Phobias are extreme or irrational fears of something. Fear, on the other hand, is a rational response to something that is perceived as dangerous or threatening. This is a healthy reaction that our bodies have that has ensured the survival of our species throughout the millennia. Phobias are also a common anxiety disorder that, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), affects between 8.7% and 18.1% of Americans.

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