Phobia is full sister of panic attack. If panic disorder is the result of the phenomenon sometimes called “purposeless anxiety”, then phobic reactions do trigger irrational panic reactions. If man feels his first panic attack on the street, he may start suffering from agoraphobia (fear of open spaces).
If man is in elevator meanwhile, there may be developed claustrophobia (fear of closed spaces) in him. Most phobic reactions do appear in this way, for example, fear of darkness. This does not mean that fear cannot be corrected. You may quickly get rid of pobias and fears if you would seek psychotherapeutist advice.
Sometimes phobias are directly connected with an injuring occurrence from the past. People suffering from phobias often consider they know what are the causes of their phobias, however, studies show that they are always wrong even if they are self righteous.
Your subconscious would so clearly focus on what you consider are the causes of your phobia that without an experienced psychologist you would not be able to fight phobia.