Do you harbour a phobia about an object, house, school, animal, insect, bird or situation?
Do you feel compelled to avoid the trigger that may cause you panic and fearful?
A phobia is a present-day response to an intensely traumatic experience in the past. The fear is anchored to the object or situation that caused it initially. You know that the phobia is not rational, but the anxious feeling is so intense that you feel compelled to avoid it.