According to the National Institute of Mental Health, phobias are the most common mental disorder in the United States. Almost 10 percent of people in the U.S. have specific phobias. Of those, social phobia is one of the most common with a reported 7.1 percent experiencing it. These numbers may be even lower than the actual phobia statistics since so many mental disorders are under-reported.
Learn more about specific phobias including signs, symptoms and treatments by exploring the below phobia FAQs.