PHOBIA

noun. a continual and non-sensical fear of a particular scenario, item, or act, that is consequently either strenuously abstained from or endured with characterized distress. With regard to the DSM-IV-TR the multiple kinds of individual are categorized under the heading specific phobia.

PHOBIA: "I have been seeing a skilled therapist to work on my phobias."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PHOBIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phobia/ (accessed December 6, 2019).
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