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What is a phobia?

A type of anxiety disorder.
Characterised by uncontrollable, extremely irrational fears.

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Emotional characteristics of a phobia -

avoidant/anxiety response

panic attacks

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Behavioural characteristics of a phobia -

Disruption of functioning

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Cognitive characteristics of a phobia -

Persistent, excessive fear
Recognition that the fear response is overstated.