Why Do People Develop Phobias?
TA phobia is an excessive and irrational fear reaction. Genetic and environmental factors can cause phobias. For example, a prior trauma or frightening experience can bring on a phobia. If you have this kind of reaction, you may have experienced anxiety or panic when you encountered the source of your fear. Fears can consist of certain places, actions, situations, or objects.
Unlike general anxiety disorders, a phobia is usually connected to something very specific (e.g., bridges, dogs, etc). People with phobias often realize their fear is irrational, but they’re unable to control it. Such fears can interfere with work, school, and relationships.