Which factors play a role in the development of specific phobia?

Updated: Mar 27, 2019
  • Author: Nita V Bhatt, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Genetic factors seem to play a role in specific phobia as well (eg, in blood-injury phobia), and the risk for such phobias also seems to be moderately heritable. [25] In addition, specific phobia can be acquired by conditioning, modeling, or traumatic experience.

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