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What are some common phobias?

Some of the more common phobias are agoraphobia, a fear of being unable to escape social situations, and fear of heights, also known as acrophobia. Fear of sharp objects, known as belonephobia; fear of confined spaces, known as claustrophobia; and fear of flying, known as aviophobia, are also among the more common phobias. The severity of symptoms for these phobias can be mild to severe.

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