Specific or Simple Phobias involve fear of a particular thing, such as an animal, heights or injections. People with Specific Phobias may have panic attacks. These are the most common Phobias.
Social Phobia results in a person being excessively fearful of being criticized or embarrassed in front of other people.
Agoraphobia is an intense fear of being in a situation that is difficult to get out of quickly, such as a crowd or a car. People with Agoraphobia may have panic attacks. This phobia may keep a person from leaving his or her home. Women's risk is twice as high as men's to develop Agoraphobia.