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Phobias come in many different forms. The term "phobia" refers to a group of symptoms brought on by certain objects or situations, characterised by a lasting and unreasonable fear caused by the presence or thought of something specific that usually poses little or no actual danger. Acrophobia is the fear of heights. Aviophobia is the fear of flying. Felinophobia is the fear of cats. Myxophobia is the fear of slime. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD'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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