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Phobic anxiety disorder is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by the presence of a persistent and excessive fear of a particular object, situation, or activity. The fear is often irrational and out of proportion to the actual threat posed by the object or situation. Individuals with phobic anxiety disorder may experience intense anxiety or panic when confronted with the object or situation they fear, and may take steps to avoid it altogether. Therapy, specifically cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy, can help individuals with phobic anxiety disorder by identifying and challenging negative thoughts and beliefs related to their fear and teaching new coping strategies to manage anxiety. Exposure therapy gradually exposes individuals to the feared object or situation in a controlled and safe manner, helping them overcome their fear.

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