phobic neurosis

Definitions of phobic neurosis
  1. noun
    an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations
    synonyms: phobia, phobic disorder
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    agoraphobia
    a morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place)
    simple phobia
    any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
    social phobia
    any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with situations in which you are subject to criticism by others (as fear of eating in public or public speaking etc)
    androphobia
    a morbid fear of men
    gynophobia
    a morbid fear of women
    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
    satanophobia
    an abnormal fear of Satan
    school phobia
    a child's sudden fear of attending school
    traumatophobia
    a morbid fear of battle or physical injury
    xenophobia
    a fear of foreigners or strangers
    type of:
    anxiety disorder
    a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
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