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Phobia: Introduction

Phobia: An irrational intense fear of an activity, thing or place. See detailed information below for a list of 25 causes of Phobia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Phobia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Phobia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Phobia

Home medical tests possibly related to Phobia:

Phobia: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Phobia, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Phobia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Phobia may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Phobia

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Phobia may include:

Stories from Users for Phobia

Real-life user stories relating to Phobia:

Medications or substances causing Phobia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Phobia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Phobia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Phobia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Phobia

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Phobia:

Phobia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Phobia

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous breakdown" and more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it can also occur from more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders may worsen more »

Phobia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Phobia

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Phobia: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Phobia: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Article Excerpts about Phobia

Phobias arenít just extreme fear; they are irrational fear. Adults with phobias realize their fears are irrational but often facing, or even thinking about facing, the feared object or situation brings on a panic attack or severe anxiety. (Source: excerpt from Phobia: NWHIC)

Phobias arenít just extreme fear; they are irrational fear. Adults with... (Source: excerpt from Phobia: NWHIC)

Definitions of Phobia:

Anxiety disorder characterized by intense, unrealistic, persistent fear and avoidance of an object, activity, or situation.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Phobia

The list below shows some of the causes of Phobia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Phobia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Phobia. Of the 25 causes of Phobia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 19 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Phobia:

The following list of conditions have 'Phobia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Phobia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Phobia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Phobia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Phobia:

    Fear (366 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Anxiety (895 causes), Society problems (1785 causes), Anxiety symptoms (895 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Psychiatric symptom (971 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Phobia:

    Fear (366 causes), Anxiety (895 causes), Agitation (238 causes), Obsessive compulsive disorder, Phobic disorders (6 causes), Delusion, Hallucination (288 causes), Depression (629 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

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