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15 Surprising Facts About Phobias You Have Probably Never Heard Of

Did you know that 3% of the world's population is affected by some or the other phobia? Here are some facts about phobias that are interesting and disturbing at the same time.   





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    phobia - Face - THERE ARE MORE THAN 400 DISTINCT PHOBLIAS WELL RECOGNIZED BY PSYCHOLOGISTS.
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    phobia - Text - MOST PHOBIAS ARE DEVELOPED DURING CHILDHOOD. IT IS RELATIVELY UNCOMMON FOR SOMEONE TO DEVELOP A PHOBIA OVER THE AGE OF 30.
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    phobia - Human - A CYBERPHOBE IS SOMEONE WHO IS AFRAID OF COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY
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    phobia - Face - A FEAR AND A PHOBIA ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS. BEING SIMPLY SCARED OF SOMETHING IS A FEAR. HAVING AN OVERWHELMING FEAR OF OBJECTS OR SITUATIONS IS A PHOBIA.
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    phobia - Nature - THERE ARE SEVERAL METHODS OF TREATING PHOBIAS. "EXPOSURE THERAPY' IS AMONG THE MOST SUCCESSFUL THIS INVOLVES CONSISTENTLY EXPOSING SOMEONE TO THEIR PHOBIA IN SMALL AMOUNTS.
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    phobia - Text - WHILE MOST PHOBIAS A LEARNED, RECENT STUDIES SUGGEST THAT THERE ARE PHOBIAS THAT MAY EVEN BE PASSED DOWN THROUGH YOUR DNA
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    phobia - Gadget - Réseaux Sociaux AS TIME GOES BY, NEW PHOBIAS ARISE. A RECENT STUDY SHOWED THAT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE UNDER 30 WHO OWN SMART PHONES CHECK THEIR PHONES AT LEAST ONCE EVERY TEN MINUTES. NOMOPHOBIA IS THE FEAR OF NOT HAVING YOUR PHONE ON YOU.
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    phobia - Face - PНОВОРНОВIА IS THE FEAR OF HAVING A PHOBIA.
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    phobia - Text - THE FEAR OF HEIGHTS CACROPHOBIA), THE FEAR OF FLYING CAVIOPHOBIA), THE FEAR OF ENCLOSED SPACES ICLAUSTROPHOBIA), AND THE FEAR OF SPIDERS (ARACHNOPHOBIA) ARE AMONG THE MOST COMMON PHOBIAS IN THE WORLD.
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    phobia - Hair - PEOPLE WHO ARE UNABLE TO FLEE THEIR PHOBIAS MAY START TO EXPERIENCE EXTREME ANXIETY, PANIC, TREMBLING, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, AND A RAPID HEARTBEAT
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    phobia - Face - PHOBIAS ARE THE MOST COMMON MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER IN THE U.S. AND MORE WOMEN ARE AFFECTED BY IT THAN MEN.
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    phobia - Text - PUBLIC SPEAKING, BEING ON CROWDED STREETS, AND BEING HUMILIATED IN FRONT OF OTHERS ARE VERY COMMON SOCIAL PHOBIAS. P
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    phobia - Hair - CHRISTINA RICCI HASA FEAR OF INDOOR PLANTS, OR BOTANOPHOBIA. ALFRED HITCHCOCK HAD A FEAR OF EGGS, OR OVOPHOBIA.
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    phobia - Text - MOST PHOBIAS ARE DEVELOPED AFTER TRAUMATIC EVENTS OR EXTREMELY STRESSFUL EXPERIENCES.
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    phobia - Text - THOSE WHO ARE EXPOSED TO THEIR PHOBIAS START TO BECOME OVERWHELMED WITH ANXIETY AND WILL ATTEMPT TO FLEE THE SITUATION.
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