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A phobia is defined as an intense, irrational fear of something that poses no danger (e.g., a fear of spiders, enclosed spaces, the dark, or heights).



It is perfectly normal and healthy to feel anxious, afraid and stressed from time to time. Anxiety becomes a problem when it takes over and is disproportionate to the situation that elicited the response. It can therefore have a significant effect on your quality of life. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
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