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A phobia (from the Greek: φόβος,phóbos, meaning "fear" or "morbid fear") is defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding despite the fear, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed, often being recognized as irrational.

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Psychiatry; Phobias

A phobia of urinating when there are others in close proximity who may be watching, or when they are otherwise under some form of pressure. While most people suffer from this to a certain degree, it ...


Psychiatry; Phobias

The term oligophrenophobia refers to 1. episodic or persistent anxiety occurred if any manifestation of impaired intelligence is observed, or 2. aversion toward mentally retarded people.


Psychiatry; Phobias

A condition in which the eyes are more sensitive than normal to light.


Psychiatry; Phobias

Irrational and unreasoned fear of long words.

blood-injection-injury type phobia

Psychiatry; Phobias

According to the DSM-IV classification of mental disorders blood-injection-injury type phobias constitute a subtype of specific phobias. It includes fear of blood (hemophobia), injury phobia and fear ...


Psychiatry; Phobias

Suspicion of, hatred toward, or discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to their Jewish heritage.


Psychiatry; Phobias

Irrational and unreasoned fear of Chinese food.

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