phobia

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

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While this explains why a person can acquire a phobic disorder at any age, Dr Afridi said that typically phobias don't start until after a child has formed a sense of self at age two.
The most prevalent anxiety disorders are generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder (with/without agoraphobia), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobic disorders, and separation antety.
Phobic disorders are conceived as amongst the most common of the anxiety disorders.
Hypnotherapy can be used extensively for a wide range of conditions in the field of psychiatry: it is valuable for the treatment of anxiety disorders, sleep disturbances, eating disorders, depression, psychosexual disorders, addictions, and particularly, in the treatment of phobic disorders (Waxman, 1980).