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What does it mean to have a phobia of something?

A phobia is a heightened fear response to a very specific stimulus or event. Having a phobia essentially means being scared of something so much that it leads to physical discomfort and disruptions in your life. Common phobias include a fear of animals or insects, natural events such as thunderstorms, medical procedures, blood, injuries, injections with needles (trypanophobia), and holes (trypophobia).

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