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Learn More About Phobias

Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder where someone experiences intense fears of specific situations or types of objects. Phobias are diagnosed when the fear has a significant impact on a person’s life. Phobias are treatable with talk therapy and occasionally medication. Below you’ll find articles and other resources to help you understand and deal with various types of phobias.

What Are Phobias?

Ophidiophobia (Fear of Snakes): Symptoms, Treatments, & How to Cope

Specific Phobias: Signs, Symptoms, & Treatments

Specific phobias are fears about specific objects or situations. People with specific phobias experience intense anxiety in response to specific cues. They are diagnosed when this fear or the resulting avoidance causes a great deal of distress or impairment in a person’s life.

by: Hailey Shafir, LCMHCS, LPCS, LCAS, CCS
Phobia Treatments: Therapy, Medication, & Self-Help

Phobia Treatments: Therapy, Medication, & Self-Help

While phobias create immense distress and anxiety, they are treatable. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, and medication can help reduce or eliminate symptoms of phobias.

by: Nicole Arzt, LMFT