Problem

Phobia


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Simple phobia
Nature:
An individual's intense, irrational fear of an object or situation may lead to compulsive acts to protect himself. The intensity and compulsive quality of such neurotic fear may severely interfere with normal activities.
Incidence:
Phobias and separation anxiety are 3 times more common among the children of depressed parents than in the general population, and they occur among these children earlier, especially in girls, and often presage depression.
Broader Problems:
Fear
Neurosis
Harmful thought
Aggravates:
Motion sickness
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
25.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST