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.
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The Link Between Depression and Other Mental Illnesses
WebMD explains depression's link to anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other mental illnesses.
Learn More About Specific Phobias
WebMD explains various kinds of phobias, including their causes, symptoms, and symptoms.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) for Social Anxiety Disorder
Drug details for Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for social anxiety disorder.
Got High Anxiety?
Forget about Valium and breathing exercises to calm you down. Hypnosis may do the trick.
When Health Fears Are Overblown
Experts discuss the fine line between appropriate health concerns and hyped-up fears.
Conquering Fear of Public Speaking
The ABCs of giving presentations without palpitations.
The Truth About Phobias
Phobias may be irrational but they are real medical conditions that can be treated.