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When Does A Fear Become A Phobia?
3 January 2018, 16:03
Is there a minimum number of people who fear something for it to be classified as a phobia?
How many people have to be afraid of something for it to be considered a phobia?
Name: James O’Brien
Answer: Surely all it takes is one person to be afraid of something for it to be an actual phobia. But as for an actual term that describes a groups of people, it’s going to be a bit more than one. But there is no way there is an actual number attached to it. If I had a fear of Shelagh Fogarty then I would have Foga-phobia.