May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post a Day in May – May 22 – Phobias

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Phobias

The difference between fear and phobia

  • Feelings of fear are very common.
  • Fear is a normal human reaction that protects us by signaling danger and preparing us to deal with it.
  • a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. … something that causes feelings of dread or apprehension; something a person is afraid of.
  • Almost everyone has an irrational fear or two—of mice, for example, or your annual dental checkup. … But when fears become so severe that they cause tremendous anxiety and interfere with your normal life, they’re called phobias.

Diagnosable phobias are not common

  • Phobiasare a form of anxiety disorder and are characterised by intense and irrational fears of an object or situation that poses no real threat.
  • A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder.
  • Phobia isan extreme…

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