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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobia

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent fear of an object or situation. ..... Lesions in this area, therefore, have been shown to disrupt the acquisition of learned responses to fear. Likewise ... or situation. People with slight distress from their phobias usually do not need prolonged exposure to their fear.

www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-we-develop-certain-irrationa

Jan 1, 2014 ... Estimates of genetic contributions to specific phobia range from roughly 25 to 65 percent, although we do not know which genes have a leading part. ... people tend to do a poor job of identifying the source of their fears.

www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/249347.php

Dec 2, 2016 ... People with a phobia have an overpowering need to steer clear of .... Being among people you do not know, from perhaps another tribe, was ...

www.healthline.com/health/phobia-simple-specific

Dec 11, 2015 ... If you have a phobia, you will experience a deep sense of dread, and ... People with phobias often realize their fear is irrational, but they're unable to do ... People with this phobia have severe physical symptoms when they ...

www.tweentribune.com/article/tween56/how-do-people-get-phobias

Oct 28, 2015 ... It's a response that causes people to avoid their object-of-fear like the plague. ... It article surprised me, because many people have phobias of ...

io9.com/5881188/why-do-people-have-phobias

Feb 2, 2012 ... Because of their irrationality, it seems like phobias can't have an ... It's just strange that they provoke such massive fear in some people that they ...

www.phobics-society.org.uk/causes-of-phobias

Throughout the last few decades, scientists, psychologists and doctors have researched and analyzed many people who suffer from different kinds of Phobia.

www.quora.com/Why-do-people-have-phobias

I always wondered if there would be any neurobiological explanation for the ... To understand a phobia , we assume that we are not born as "blank slates" but ...

www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2013/jun/28/phobias-rationale-irrational-fears

Jun 28, 2013 ... But where does this fear come from, and what can we do about it? ... Social phobias are where you have an irrational fear of how people will ...