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Phobias are extreme and irrational fears that interfere with daily life. People with phobias have fears that are out of proportion to real danger, and they are not able to control them.
Phobias are sometimes present with other conditions, such as panic disorders and Tourette's disorder. Phobias can be treated to help reduce feelings of fear and anxiety.
Current as of: May 27, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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