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A type of anxiety disorder in which certain objects or situations provoke debilitating, unreasonably fearful reactions from the sufferer.

Example: His claustrophobia is so extreme that he can’t even bring himself to enter the cabin of an airplane.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Phobia. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 18, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/phobia/