Top 10 Phobias: Symptoms and Conquering Your Fears

Friday the 13th is one of those dates that some people are superstitious about because they associate this date with bad luck. Fear is part of our everyday life and most people, whether they want to admit it or not have a fear of something. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they have a phobia, even though having a phobia is more common than you think.

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200397985-001A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, it’s a strong and sometimes irrational fear of something that poses little or no real danger to most. Not all phobias are serious, but if a phobia affects your everyday life, there are therapies to overcome those specific fears. The National Institute of Mental health estimates that 8.1% of adults have a phobia.

Top 10 Phobias

Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders
Social phobia: Fear of social or public situations
Acrophobia: Fear of flying
Agoraphobia: Fear of open or public spaces
Claustrophobia: Fear of enclosed spaces
Emetophobia: Fear of vomiting or choking
Acrophobia: Fear of heights
Cancerphobia: Fear of developing cancer
Brontophobia: Fear of thunderstorms
Necrophobia: Fear of death