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zoophobia Definitions

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an unusual fear of animals.

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  • a phobia is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. it is also a type of anxiety disorder. a phobia is a persistent, excessive, unrealistic fear of an object, person, animal, activity or a situation. the top ten phobias include social phobia, claustrophobia, zoophobia, brontophobia, acrophobia, blood, injury and infection phobia, aerophobia, atychiphobia, thanatophobia and nosophobia. medicinenet.com

  • specific phobias are common anxiety disorders that affect about 8% of adults in a given 12-month period. the most common specific phobias include fear of animals (zoophobia), fear of heights (acrophobia), and fear of thunderstorms (astraphobia or brontophobia). at least 5% of people are at least to some degree afraid of blood, injections, or injury. people who have a specific phobia often have two or more phobias. people who have a specific phobia avoid specific situations or objects that trigger their anxiety and fear, or they endure them with great distress, sometimes resulting in a panic attack. however, they recognize that their anxiety is excessive and therefore are aware that they have a problem. merckmanuals.com