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What increases my risk for situational phobias?

Phobias affect individuals of all ages and both genders. But certain groups are more at risk. You are more likely to develop a phobia if you are under age 25, and particularly if you are between 11 and 15 years old. The existence of a situational phobia in an immediate family member increases the likelihood of that same phobia developing in another family member. Women are much more likely than men to develop situational phobias, although this information may be skewed due to public pressure for men to hide feelings of fearfulness.

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