Wednesday, 27 August 2008

On Phobias

A lot of people suffer from phobias: around 10% of Americans apparently. If you have a phobia, you have an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation. Phobias can lead to panic attacks and are technically a mental illness. Ultimately, of course, they show how fragile the human mind really is. There are many types of phobias, some common, and some very unusual. Like the fear of thunderstorms. Or fish. Or even your badger. Others are listed here. How to cure a phobia? Well you could hug a tree. Or even better an elephant