Origin of phobiaModern Latin from Classical Greek phobos, fear: see -phobe
Arachnophobia is a type of phobia which means a fear of spiders.
When you are absolutely terrified of bugs and scream like crazy when you see a bug, this is an example of a bug phobia.
Origin of -phobiaClassical Greek -phobia from phobos, fear: see -phobe
- A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.
- A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.
Origin of phobiaFrom -phobia
Origin of -phobiaLate Latin from Greek -phobiā from phobos fear ; see bhegw- in Indo-European roots.
(plural phobias or phobiÃ¦)
- See Category:en:Phobias.
- Used to form nouns meaning fear of a specific thing.
- e.g. claustrophobia
- Controversially used to form nouns meaning hate, born out of fear, directed towards a particular type of person.
- e.g. homophobia
- Controversially used to form nouns meaning political or religious organizations or viewpoints concerned with limiting or restraining a specific thing or idea.
- e.g. erotophobia
From New Latin, from Latin, from Ancient Greek -Ï†Î¿Î²Î¯Î± (-phobia) (see á½‘Î´ÏÎ¿Ï†Î¿Î²Î¯Î± (hydrophobia, “fear of water")), from Ï†ÏŒÎ²Î¿Ï‚ (phobos, “fear").
- Underlying conditions that might affect recovery from school phobia include Tourette syndrome, attention deficit disorder (ADD), depression, bipolar mental illness, panic disorder, or other anxiety disorders and phobias.
- The doctor will also need to distinguish between anorexia and other psychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder.
- Young children often have a fear of strangers that is quite normal; social phobia is not usually diagnosed until a child reaches adolescence and has crippling fears that interfere with normal function.
- While experts believe the tendency to develop phobias runs in families and may be hereditary, a specific stressful event usually triggers the development of a specific phobia or agoraphobia.
- I should have realized you had a phobia about snakes.