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How common are situational phobias?

Situational phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. Specific phobia, which account for many situational phobias, is one of the most common types of anxiety disorders, affecting 13 percent of women and 4 percent of men within a one-year period. Phobias associated with social situations are also common, with about 13 percent of all Americans experiencing it at some point in their lives.

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