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.
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.
Prevention of anxiety essentially involves an awareness of life's stresses and your own ability to cope with them. Here are coping strategies to minimize stress.
Panic and Anxiety
WebMD's overview of anxiety and panic disorders, including phobias and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Anxiety and Cancer Patients
WebMD and the National Cancer Institute take a look at anxiety in cancer patients.
This disorder is defined as the intense and persistent fear of being scrutinized, judged adversely or humiliated in social situations. There is help.
The Secret Social Phobia
It's one of the most common anxiety disorders in the country, yet the least talked about. Shy bladder syndrome -- the inability to urinate when others are around -- is debilitating, demoralizing -- and very treatable.
Panic Attack Isn't Cowardice
How do you know if you're having a panic attack or just a normal reaction to stress?
When Health Fears Are Overblown
Experts discuss the fine line between appropriate health concerns and hyped-up fears.