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How early can children demonstrate phobic behavior?

Even young children can demonstrate behavior that indicates that they will exhibit phobic behavior later in life. This may include excessive crying and fear of people, objects, or certain situations. If you are concerned that your child may have a phobia or be developing one, speak with a mental health professional to determine the next steps.

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