Extreme Child Phobias: More Than Fear, Sometimes Dangerous, Even Deadly

A child absolutely refuses to leave the house after a dog bite; another won't leave her room if a cat is in the building. In 2005, an 8-year-old U.K. girl in may have starved to death because she refused to open her mouth after a traumatic visit to the dentist. Yes, children can have phobias too. By definition, a phobia is an extreme, life-disrupting fear, but experts say a phobia in a child can pose special challenges that make them harder to detect and perhaps more detrimental. "I think we...Full Story
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