Please Explain: Phobias

The National Institutes of Health have found that anywhere from 8 to 18% of Americans are affected by phobias. Don't be afraid to send us your questions about the things that make you cringe. Our guest is Dr. Martin Anthony, Director of the Graduate Program in Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto and the author of several books on phobias and anxiety disorders, including Mastering Your Fears and Phobias.

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Weigh in: What are you most afraid of?

Have phobias ever stopped you from doing something you really wanted to do?

How have you gotten over a phobia?