A phobia is a persistent irrational fear about a situation or object. Just thinking about a phobia can cause anxiety. The fear and anxiety usually results in a panic attack. A mental health professional can conduct an evaluation in a face to face interview and can diagnose a phobia.
It is hard to believe, watching a movie like Indiana Jones that Harrison Ford is scared of anything, but in his own words, "It's people I'm scared of." [In Normal Conversation, 2000, Bob Thomas, Associated Press] Harrison Ford suffers from anxiety. In particular, he has a fear of public speaking. Harrison Ford was born in 1942 in Chicago,…