Up to 10 per cent of the US population suffers from a phobia. Photo: Alamy

What Kylie Jenner and Sylvester Stallone have in common with 10 per cent of us: phobias and why we get them

  • More than seven per cent of people suffer from social phobias including agoraphobia and less than one per cent have a fear of spiders
  • Most phobias begin in childhood and some can last an entire lifetime without treatment
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Up to 10 per cent of the US population suffers from a phobia. Photo: Alamy
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An illustration from the webcomic Press Play by Indonesian brothers Edward Gunawan and Elbert Lim. Photo: Elbert Lim and www.projectpressplay.com

Beating depression: webcomic to reduce mental health stigma created by Indonesian brothers

  • When Edward Gunawan talked publicly in Hong Kong about his 15-year battle with depression, the response was so strong he created webcomic to spread his message
  • He and his brother, who illustrated the comic, hope to translate it into Asian languages; they began a Facebook group to help sufferers connect with each other
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An illustration from the webcomic Press Play by Indonesian brothers Edward Gunawan and Elbert Lim. Photo: Elbert Lim and www.projectpressplay.com
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