Phobias

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Phobias
Phobias are characterised by excessive fear and anxiety triggered by an object, place of situation

Behavioural characteristics of phobias
Panic: a phobic person may panic in response to the presence of the phobic stimulus
Avoidance: unless the sufferer is making a conscious effort to face their fear, they tend to go to a lot of effort to avoid coming into contact with the phobic stimulus
Endurance: the alternative to avoidance is endurance, in which…

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