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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Your genetics and your environment are what fuel your phobia, Rose says.
Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Phobia Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" provides data on the Phobia clinical trial scenario.
Reviews of Banana Phobia claim, “[it's] almost like a reawakened Donkey-Kong/classic Mario Bros,” says FuzzyQuills from the PlayArcade.
Scientists believe that people's phobias could be destroyed by a new form of sleep therapy which repeatedly exposes an individual to their darkest memories.
This isn't something to feel embarrassed or ashamed about though because most people have a phobia of some kind or another.
Because merely confronting fear will not make it go away, psychology researchers suggest that people with phobias must alter memory-driven negative attitudes about feared objects or events to achieve a more lasting recovery from what scares them the most, according to a study published in Behaviour Research and Therapy.
New research suggests that one in five UK children suffer from school phobia, where they're anxious and fearful about attending school and refuse to go, or make excuses to avoid it.
The reason why a person suffers from a phobia is biopsychosocial," said Dr Afridi, adding phobias are concerned with biological, psychological and social aspects as appose to the strictly biomedical aspects of the condition.
Almost 100 people have sought the help of a Staffordshire life change consultant for a cure to their phobias.
A phobia is a mental disorder that causes enormous anxiety and distress for a person.
Our apps are based on NLP phobia treatment methods which include visualization, mind-mapping and dissociation.
Social phobia is an impairing psychiatric disorder that transcends typical human shyness, according to findings from the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement, which examined the rate of shyness and its overlap with social phobia in a nationally representative sample of adolescents.
9% of adults in the UK suffer from a phobia and according to mental health charity Mind, up to 5% suffer a "social phobia" or more extreme agoraphobia.
WHILE fear is a normal reaction to a perceived danger, a phobia may be diagnosed when a fear is exaggerated or irrational.