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By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideNovember 10, 2010

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When a fear becomes so severe that it disrupts daily life, it is known as a phobia. A phobia is an excessive and irrational fear of an object or situation. Symptoms can include dizziness, a sense of unreality, or a fear of dying. More than 10% of the U.S. population suffers from some type of phobia, making it the most common mental disorder in the United States.

Do you suffer from a phobia and want to share your story with the world? If you have personal experience living and coping with a phobia, please feel free to share your story and offer advice to other readers to help them learn more about phobias - Share Your Phobia Story

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November 11, 2010 at 1:27 am
(1) Sandy :

Really nice!!

November 22, 2010 at 10:31 pm
(2) Dr G Rajamohan :

You are doing a great job.My students in MSc Counseling and Psychotherapy from Tamilnadu Open University get the best benefit out of your weekly letters.As a Professor served for over 30 years teaching Psychology in Presidency College Madras( chennai) I really thank you. Prof G Rajamohan

January 3, 2011 at 10:44 am
(3) M.V.Sankaran :

Well, I do not know how to tell a story about my phobia, but I certainly have a phobia at this juncture of my life when I am trying to lead a retired life at Pune, Maharashtra State, India, which is not the hometown of my early years, but one that I chose to settle down in! That phobia is a ?fear of meeting with an accident? on the roads of Pune wherein about a million and half of two-wheelers (motorcycles and scooters) and another half-a-million three wheelers (auto-rickshaws) and four wheelers (cars, trucks and buses) ply every day on poorly maintained roads with bad road lights and traffic signals that often do not work. Add to that is the problem of indiscipline on roads by the vehicle drivers with their dangerous, nay, reckless driving, that puts one?s life and limb at great risk. I am always afraid that someone will knock me down on the road and that the injury that I suffer may cause permanent disablement or even death. Hence, every day I pray for the safety of self and my family while moving on the road. Still my fears do not get assuaged!

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