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10 most widespread phobias among people

New Delhi: Terrified of the creepy-crawlies? Scared of slithering serpents? Well, you're not alone.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, phobias affect approximately 10% of adults.  There are a number of explanations for
PTI October 26, 2013 7:01 IST
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New Delhi: Terrified of the creepy-crawlies? Scared of slithering serpents? Well, you're not alone. 



According to the National Institute of Mental Health, phobias affect approximately 10% of adults.  

There are a number of explanations for why phobias develop, including evolutionary and behavioral theories.  

Don't believe it, here are the top 10 phobias: