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Phobia, Specific MeSH Supplementary Concept Data 2022


MeSH Supplementary
Phobia, Specific
Unique ID
C562465
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/C562465
Entry Term(s)
Phobia, Simple
Registry Number
0
Heading Mapped to
*Phobic Disorders
Frequency
396
Note
A phobic disorder characterized by a marked persistent, excessive, and unreasonable fear caused by the presence of a specific object or situation (e.g., flying, heights, animals, injections, blood). Exposure to the phobic stimulus provokes immediate ANXIETY similar to PANIC DISORDER (DSM-IV). VASOVAGAL SYNCOPE may also occur and is common with blood-injection-injury phobia. Simple phobias may have a genetic component, as some may aggregate in families and most are not associated with a previous traumatic event with the phobic stimulus. Evidence suggests a linkage to chromosome 14. OMIM: 608251
Date of Entry
2012/11/05
Revision Date
2015/08/18
Phobia, Specific Preferred
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