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5 Most Common Phobias. 5 Most Common Phobias: 1.Arachnophobia. Fear of Spiders. 10 percent of man and 50 percent of women have, to some degree, a fear of spiders. 2. Social Phobia. Social phobia is fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.What are phobias and how are they treated?
The best treatment for specific phobias is a form of psychotherapy called exposure therapy. Sometimes your doctor may also recommend other therapies or medication. Understanding the cause of a phobia is actually less important than focusing on how to treat the avoidance behavior that has developed over time.Can phobias ever be treated completely?
Though some phobias are never completely cured, therapy can help many people learn to function effectively. Types of therapy include: Attending phobia clinics and support groups has also helped many people overcome their fears. In addition, medication may help some people overcome their phobia.