by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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What is a phobia? A phobia is an unnatural and irrational fear of something, someone, or situation.
We all know terms like Arachnophobia. It’s the fear of arachnids, like spiders or scorpions. The fear of heights is suffered by millions. It is Acrophobia. Claustrophobia is the fear of confined spaces, again, afflicting millions.
These are considered real fears and should be taken seriously. Sufferers of these phobias can have severe and extreme reactions when facing them. It can cause depression, anxiety, panic attacks and much worse. Those who don’t suffer from these afflictions may belittle them as nonsense, but they are quite real to those who they affect.