phobia

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Synonyms for phobia

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an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations

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Relax Dan, there's still plenty of time for stupid irrational fears
I've discussed my irrational fear of flying before but this perplexed me.
But the good news is, we can change the way we speak about Islam and terrorism more easily than we can assuage an irrational fear based on an imagined past.
While it was seven bullets from the only people we're supposed to trust with guns that snuffed out Erik Scott's life, what really killed him was an irrational fear of firearms--hoplophobia.
Washington, Apr 8 ( ANI ): Friday the 13th is the only day people suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, which is the morbid, irrational fear of the date, according to a new study.
With regular use, preferably daily, the app will condition the brain to decrease the irrational fear response.
As he laid the groundwork for what could and would happen m the future, and the efforts that were needed to prepare the world for the next pandemic (whenever it came), he challenged the class with this question: "Is it irrational fear or irrational complacency that our country is in?
He attributed this to the economic crisis which leads to an often irrational fear that people will lose their money and thus prefer to invest it.
Irrational fear of nuclear radiation is actually causing much environmental damage, while the worldwide economic benefits of nuclear energy are incalculable.
It was part of that long train of irrational fear in which one generation of immigrants, now partly assimilated, reacts with hatred to the next.
Nazaretyan ranks necrophobia as our oldest irrational fear, and he speculates that it may have conferred a couple of evolutionary advantages.
A phobia is an irrational fear buried in the unconscious.
Is this phenomenon the result of a decreased physical tolerance to small amounts of chemicals such as pesticides and solvents, or is it an irrational fear of chemicals or a manifestation of psychological stress, as some have suggested?
Agoraphobia is an irrational fear of public or open spaces, it can arise as a result of a vestibular system disorder that is not necessarily associated with dizziness.
This irrational fear that the ICC will function as Lilliputian tether to American unilateralism drives the Bush administration's policy planners' reckless determination to discredit the young court.