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Phobias are a common type of anxiety, where you have an intense fear of a specific situation, such as heights or flying, or an object such as spiders or blood.

Phobias are irrational, persistent, and excessive and can significantly affect your daily life.

Symptoms can include:

  • You almost immediately feel very fearful and anxious about a particular situation or object
  • Your fear or anxiety is out of proportion to the actual danger of that situation or object
  • You avoid the situation or object you have a phobia of

Your phobia might be stopping from doing some activities you enjoy or are important to you, such as seeing friends and family, shopping, hobbies, working or going on holiday.

If you would like to know more about phobias and how we can help you, please see the booklet and video on this page.