simple phobia


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Related to simple phobia: social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder
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Noun1.simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
phobia, phobic disorder, phobic neurosis - an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations; "phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias"
acrophobia - a morbid fear of great heights
algophobia - a morbid fear of pain
aquaphobia - a morbid fear of drowning
astraphobia - a morbid fear of thunder and lightning
automysophobia - a morbid fear of being dirty
claustrophobia - a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space
cryophobia - a morbid fear of freezing
cyberphobia - irrational fear of computers or technology
hydrophobia - a morbid fear of water
hypnophobia - a morbid fear of falling asleep
mysophobia - a morbid fear of dirt or contamination
neophobia - a morbid fear of novelty
nyctophobia - a morbid fear of night or darkness
phobophobia - a morbid fear of developing a phobia
acousticophobia, phonophobia - a morbid fear of sounds including your own voice
photophobia - a morbid fear of light
pyrophobia - a morbid fear of fire
taphephobia - a morbid fear of being buried alive
thanatophobia - a morbid fear of death
triskaidekaphobia - a morbid fear of the number 13
zoophobia - a morbid fear of animals
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Two cases of simple phobia demonstrate the inadequacies of both behavioral and psychodynamic theories.
Up to 10 per cent of people a year may experience a simple phobia such as fear of flying, fear of the dentist or fear of blood.
Subjects were assessed for 44 physical conditions and for panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia, simple phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Dr.
Anxiety disorders diagnosed among the survey participants during the previous year included posttraumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, and simple phobia.
Agoraphobia, simple phobia, and social phobia in the National Comorbidity Survey.