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Who’s Afraid of Big Black Spiders? Name Your Biggest Fear

9:48 pm   October 9, 2018

Phobias are the most common mental disorders in the U.S. according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Approximately 10% of people in the U.S. have specific phobias, 7.1% experience social phobias, and 0.9% have agoraphobia. Whether you're terrified of spiders, heights, or speaking in public, you're not alone.

A phobia is an overwhelming, irrational, and persistent fear that leads to avoiding the given object or situation. It can be a fear of a specific thing or of a social setting.

In light of Halloween coming, let’s dig into some of America’s phobias. What is your biggest fear?

Select one of the options below, confirming by “Vote,” or suggest your own in the comments.