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 Are Phobias?
We've all heard the word "phobia." But what is a phobia?
You may have agoraphobia if you have an unnatural fear of certain places and situations.
Causes of Anxiety
The causes of anxiety are not always easy to isolate. A look at many factors that can create symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
Learn More About Specific Phobias
WebMD explains various kinds of phobias, including their causes, symptoms, and symptoms.
Panic Attack Isn't Cowardice
How do you know if you're having a panic attack or just a normal reaction to stress?
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.