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Even though millions of people live with them, phobias remain a misunderstood disorder. Get the facts and learn how to cope with your persistent fears.
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What Causes Trypophobia (Fear of Holes)?
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Can Cognitive Theory Really Help Alleviate Your Phobias?
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The Psychology Behind Fear
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Why Your Phobia Triggers a Severe Physiological Response
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Getting Help for Your Phobia so You Don't Have to Deal With It Alone
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Revolving Door Syndrome Helps Understand Relapse in Phobias
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Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms and Progression
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How Phobias or Persistent and Extreme Fears Are Treated
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What Is Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder?
Human Evolution
How Evolutionary Psychology Explains Human Behavior
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Survival Strategies for Claustrophobia Before and During Your Flight
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5 Effects of Phobias on Your Emotions and Personality
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How the Collective Unconscious Is Tied to Dreams, Beliefs, and Phobias
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Are Phobias Just a Modern Day Social Construct?
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How Phobias Can Be Affected by Your Culture
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How Your Friends, Family and Others Can Help You With Your Phobia
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Do You Know How Many People Have Phobias in the U.S.?
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Why the Psychology Theory of Tabula Rasa You Can Unlearn Bad Behavior
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Phobic Reactions for the 3 Types of Phobias
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Coping With Anticipatory Anxiety
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How to Overcome Your Phobia Through Behavior Modeling
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How Does Religion Cause Different Phobias?
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Is Transference the Reason Why I'm Attracted to My Therapist?
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What Is Conversion Disorder?
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What Is Mass Hysteria?
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What Is a Presenting Problem in Mental Health?
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Questions Your Therapist May Ask During Your Phobia Intake Interview
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How the Medical Model for Mental Disorders Works in Psychology
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How to Cope on a Long Trip When You Have Claustrophobia
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The Fear of Death Is Common but It Can Become Unhealthy
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How Can Living With a Phobia Interfere With Your Life?
Signs you're afraid of failure
How to Deal With the Fear of Failure
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The Link Between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Phobias
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3 Major Theories on How Phobias Develop
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If Phobias Have a Biological Cause They Can Be Treated With Medication
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Could You Have Inherited Your Phobias?
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How the Relationship With Our Mother Affects Relations With Others
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The Different Factors That Cause Certain Phobias to Develop
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How Can Learning Theories Help Treat Phobias?
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How Social Cognitive Theory Explains the Development of Phobias
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Understanding the Psychoanalytic Theory of Phobias
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How to Deal With Tokophobia: Fear of Childbirth
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself After an Initial Diagnosis
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How to Tell the Difference Between a Fear and a Phobia
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Learn How Specific Phobias Are Diagnosed
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When Leaving the House Causes Panic Attacks
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How Phobias Differ From Other Mental Disorders
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How Exactly Do You Diagnose a Phobia?
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How to Face Your Fears Head On
Can the Diagnostic Manual for Mental Health Do More Harm Than Good?
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How Therapeutic Role-Playing Works
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How Counter-Transference Can Impact Your Therapeutic Relationship
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How Eclectic Therapy Works
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Psychoeducational Group Therapy Can Help You Overcome Your Phobias
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How Taking Medications Can Help Treat Different Phobias
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What Is Hypnotherapy?
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Talk Therapy vs. Medication: Which Is Better for Treating Phobias?
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How Behavioral Therapy Plays a Role in the Treatment of Phobias
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Practicing Thought Stopping Can Keep Unwanted Thoughts Away
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Successful Mental Health Treatment Depends on Good Therapeutic Rapport