Phobias come in many different forms. Acrophobia is the fear of heights. Aviophobia is the fear of flying. Felinophobia is the fear of cats. Myxophobia is the fear of slime. Some are well-recognized; others are unheard of. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about phobias, how to know if you have one, what you can do to overcome it, and much more.
What Happens During a Panic Attack?
Panic attacks can be intense, scary, and often random. Here’s what happens in your body and brain when you’re struck by one.
The Link Between Depression and Other Mental Illnesses
WebMD explains depression's link to anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other mental illnesses.
All About Anxiety Disorders: From Causes to Treatment and Prevention
Learn more about anxiety disorders, including types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Anxiety Causes and Prevention
The causes of anxiety are not always easy to isolate. A look at many factors that can create symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
When Health Fears Are Overblown
Experts discuss the fine line between appropriate health concerns and hyped-up fears.
The Fear Factor: Phobias
From aviophobia, the fear of flying, to zelophobia, the fear of jealousy, the list of phobias that harrow the human mind runs long.
The Truth About Phobias
Phobias may be irrational but they are real medical conditions that can be treated.
Conquering Fear of Public Speaking
The ABCs of giving presentations without palpitations.