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What is Specific Phobia?
A person with a specific phobia (SP) experiences intense anxiety when they are exposed to a particular feared situation or object, which either leads them to avoid the situation/object or face it with intense distress.
What are the symptoms?
Who gets a Specific Phobia?
-   Different types of phobias tend to emerge at different life stages. For example a fear of animals, blood, and water tends to develop in early childhood, whereas a fear of heights tends to develop in adolescence
-   Factors contributing to the development of a specific phobia may include childhood fears that are not resolved, parental modeling, or exposure to a stressful or traumatic situation such as a natural disaster or being bitten by an animal.