Ally, Sarah Paulson's character in the latest season of American Horror Story, lives with a wide and ranging assortment of phobias (agoraphobia, coulrophobia, and trypophobia) which only intensify following the 2016 election. While it is fitting for a show like AHS to feature a character living with intense fears of her own, it's important to note that phobias are more complicated than simply identifying a source of anxiety and slapping its Greek root on the word. Franklin Schneier, MD,...


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