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Are phobias diseases? And are they inborn or acquired?
Couple days I found a Phobia List website. It accumulated a vast number of the names of all kinds of phobias, even the ones I never thought of. It really got me into thinking that almost everyone has at least one specific phobia, such as for me it's entomophobia, fear of insects, but are phobias considered as irrational or diseases? And where do we get our phobias from, from some memorable moments, or the time we were born?