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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Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan has written for papers and magazines on almost every continent and on a huge variety of subjects, from travel in Africa to mental illness in the States to education in Europe. Her work has appeared in The Times in London, the Washington Post in America and regularly at the South China Morning Post.