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That’s higher than depression, higher than phobia, higher than panic attacks and alcoholism.

In some cases, exposure therapy—in which phobia sufferers willingly and gradually increase their exposure to their trigger—can work, too.

From Time

Friends and family can also help loved ones cope with needle phobia, McMurtry says.

From Time

No one likes needles, though some patients have true phobias that may dissuade them from getting vaccines at all.

From Quartz

Reading has also been shown to alleviate common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias and eating disorders.

From Fortune

The idea of “research” settings in our popular culture tap into this phobia.

Contemporary society has gifted us with a phobia potentially as strong as acrophobia or the fear of flying: smartphone anxiety.

The guy who took the cake suffered from a Vagina Dentata phobia, with attendant castration anxiety.

So there you have it: another outbreak fueled by irrational vaccine phobia.

He discusses his strange phobia, what makes him cry, and what he and Gore Vidal have in common.

Maybe he had forced himself to go with her and the power of his lifelong phobia had wiped it from his memory.

No matter how much overlay you pile on top of such a phobia to suppress it, it will continue to haunt you.

Unless the fear of sleeplessness becomes a full grown phobia, no anxiety need be felt.

Nervous breakdowns are increasing as a result of the American worry phobia.

Anton Varcek won't be interested, one way or another; he has what amounts to a pathological phobia about firearms of any sort.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to phobia, such as: alarm, anxiety, aversion, distaste, dread, and fear.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.