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Phobias: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis - Medical News Today


Dec 2, 2016 ... A phobia is an irrational fear, an anxiety disorder in which the individual has a persistent dread of a situation, creature, thing, or place.

Phobias: Causes, Types, and Symptoms - Healthline


Dec 11, 2015 ... Genetic and environmental factors can cause phobias. Children who have a close relative with an anxiety disorder are at risk for developing a ...

Phobias - Causes - NHS Choices


It's not known what causes complex phobias, such as agoraphobia and social phobia. However, it's thought that genetics, brain chemistry and life experiences ...

Causes of phobias - Phobics Society


It is rather unusual for a phobia to develop 'out of nowhere' after the age of 30 – 35. Phobias can be caused by stressful situations, certain experiences or ...

Symptoms and causes - Specific phobias - Mayo Clinic


Oct 19, 2016 ... Specific phobias are an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of objects or situations that pose little real danger but provoke anxiety and ...

Phobias: Causes and Treatments | AllPsych


Aug 22, 2014 ... Phobias: Causes and Treatments Erin Gersley November 17, 2001 Phobia (FO- bee-ah): a persistent irrational fear of an object, situation, or.

What Causes Phobias? - Verywell


Mar 24, 2016 ... The causes of phobias are not yet fully understood. However, researchers have identified several possible factors. Read on to discover some ...

Why Do We Develop Certain Irrational Phobias? - Scientific American


Jan 1, 2014 ... In humans, an unwarranted, persistent fear of a certain situation or object, known as specific phobia, can cause overwhelming distress and ...

Phobia Causes, Signs and Symptoms of Phobia - Phobias ...


Jan 31, 2001 ... The cause of social phobia is unknown. There is a possibility that altered function of serotonin (a neurotransmitter involved in many behaviors) ...