phobic neurosis

noun
an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations
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phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias

Syn: ↑phobia, ↑phobic disorder
Derivationally related forms: ↑phobic (for: ↑phobia)
Hypernyms: ↑anxiety disorder
Hyponyms: ↑agoraphobia, ↑simple phobia, ↑social phobia

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