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How will my phobia affect my children?

Your own phobias may make it more likely that your children will suffer from phobias of their own. Any intense anxiety in relation to certain objects or circumstances may influence your child's fear related to the same objects or circumstances. If you are concerned that your own phobia may be affecting your children, see a qualified medical professional to find out what steps to take.

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