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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Oct 19, 2016 ... Specific phobias are an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of objects or
situations that pose little real danger but provoke anxiety and ...
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.
Mar 24, 2016 ... The causes of phobias are not yet fully understood. However, researchers have
identified several possible factors. Read on to discover some ...
Jan 1, 2014 ... In humans, an unwarranted, persistent fear of a certain situation or object, known
as specific phobia, can cause overwhelming distress and ...
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) ...