Phobias are the most common type of anxiety problem and involve high levels of fear and distress in response to the feared triggers or situations.

Common phobias include fears of driving, flying, heights, animals/insects, blood/needles/injections, medical environments (i.e., the dentist), elevators, and fears of vomiting, swallowing, and choking.

The fear that people with phobias experience is out of proportion to the actual danger posed the situations or objects they fear and can, in some instances, be quite debilitating.