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How do situational phobias affect the body?

Situational phobias may affect the body both physically and psychologically. Physical effects of a phobia include sweating, trembling, hyperventilating, heart palpitations, chest pains, nausea, and dizziness. Psychological effects include feelings of terror, dread, and panic. These may result in bodily effects, like having a sinking feeling in your stomach.

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