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What factors can trigger phobias?

Phobias can be triggered by experiencing a traumatic event, such as nearly drowning, being stuck in a confined space, being attacked by an animal or bitten by an insect.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 09 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Panic disorder


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