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Phobia and Trauma

A phobia is an intense and unreasonable fear towards an object or a situation that is not causing immediate danger. Phobia has traditionally been associated with anxiety disorders and is caused by external stimuli. For example, an extreme fear towards cockroach, lizard, germs, height or social situation. However, recent research pointed out that phobia may develop internally and this type of phobia is often related to the experience of traumatic events.

Trauma-based phobia act as a defence against any perceived threat of the traumatic memories being triggered. The pho