What is Cynophobia?

Cynophobia is a specific type of phobia, where the person has an abnormal fear of dogs. The fear is considered abnormal because it is excessive and irrational. Persons with cynophobia avoid any potential exposure to dogs and if any such exposure occurs, it triggers intense anxiety and distress.

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Hi, I would like to know what speciality doctor should be consulted regarding phobia? Its for a girl of 11 years who is scared to go alone to any...

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Having phobia is a psychological problem. Phobias are common in children.

If the fear is not interfering with her...

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