Mental Health


2 Lessons

About this course

The American Psychiatric Association identifies three different categories of phobias:

  1. social phobias
  2. agoraphobia
  3. specific phobias

When people talk about having a phobia of a specific object such as snakes, spiders or needles, they are referring to a specific phobia.

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Course Structure

Let’s talk about phobias

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that causes an individual to experience extreme, irrational fear about a situation, living creature, place, or object.

Understanding Anxiety

For many of us, anxiety is a nameless dread, so it's essential to investigate what's triggering our fears.

The following lesson looks at anxiety and ways to reduce and understand this condition.

Once you know and understand what is causing your anxiety, you can take action to tackle it