Phobia Quiz: Can You Name These Common Phobias?
Think about the last time you had a panic attack after facing your biggest phobia. While things like exposure therapy or another medical procedure can help people control their symptoms and lessen the severity of their worst fears, not everyone has that luxury.
What are some of your greatest fears? Some people can’t stand the thought of tall heights, while others are horrified thinking of icky, creepy crawlies! Or, maybe you’re just afraid of the paranormal. You don’t have to be a mental health professional—or work for the National Institute of Mental Health— to know about the most common phobias.
Take our quiz to test if you really do know about the most common phobias.
A phobia is an irrational fear of something that is very unlikely to cause a person harm. The National Institute of Mental Health tells people that it's fairly common to have phobias throughout your daily life. Many people have a specific phobia about either an object or situation that they fear. The most common ones were names by the American Psychiatric Association. From the fear of needles to a fear of social situations, phobias can be so severe that they cause people to have a panic attack. They may be related to a traumatic experience or it may just be something you are born with.