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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0349231

NCI Thesaurus Code: C35420  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction

NCIt Definition: An anxiety disorder characterized by an intense, irrational fear of an object, activity, or situation. The individual seeks to avoid the object, activity, or situation. In adults, the individual recognizes that the fear is excessive or unreasonable.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no real danger.

There are many specific phobias. Acrophobia is a fear of heights. Agoraphobia is a fear of public places, and claustrophobia is a fear of closed-in places. If you become anxious and extremely self-conscious in everyday social situations, you could have a social phobia. Other common phobias involve tunnels, highway driving, water, flying, animals and blood.

People with phobias try to avoid what they are afraid of. If they cannot, they may experience

  • Panic and fear
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trembling
  • A strong desire to get away

Phobias usually start in children or teens, and continue into adulthood. The causes of specific phobias are not known, but they sometimes run in families.

Treatment helps most people with phobias. Options include medicines, therapy or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

NCI-GLOSS Definition: An extreme, irrational, fear of something that may cause a person to panic. Examples of common phobias include fear of spiders, flying in an airplane, elevators, heights, enclosed rooms, crowded public places, and embarrassing oneself in front of other people.

CSP Definition: anxiety disorder characterized by intense, unrealistic, persistent fear and avoidance of an object, activity, or situation.

MSH Definition: Anxiety disorders in which the essential feature is persistent and irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that the individual feels compelled to avoid. The individual recognizes the fear as excessive or unreasonable.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Abnormal fear
Disorder, Phobic
Disorders, Phobic
Neuroses, Phobic
Phobia (finding)
Phobia NOS
Phobia, unspecified
Phobias NOS
Phobias
phobia
Phobic anxiety disorder, unspecified
Phobic anxiety disorders
Phobic anxiety disorder
Phobic anxiety
Phobic disorder (disorder)
Phobic Disorders [Disease/Finding]
Phobic disorders
phobic disorder
PHOBIC DIS
Phobic Neuroses
phobic neurosis
Phobic state NOS
Phobic state

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C35420 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AQL BL CF CI CL CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH SU TH UR VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000020002 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XUWm9 SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XUWmB SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 01/10/2000 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2483-6225 CSP
DX 19810101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20030131 SNOMEDCT_US
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20060131 SNOMEDCT_US
HN 81; was PHOBIAS 1963-80; PHOBIC NEUROSES was see under PHOBIAS 1969-80; CLAUSTROPHOBIA was see under PHOBIAS 1968-78 MSH
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
ICE Anxiety-hysteria NOS; Phobia NOS ICD9CM
INCLUSION_TERM Phobia NOS ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM Phobic state NOS ICD10
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION Anxiety disorders in which the essential feature is persistent and irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that the individual feels compelled to avoid. The individual recognizes the fear as excessive or unreasonable. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D010698 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Phobic Disorders NDFRT
MESH_UI M0016622 NDFRT
MMR 20160531 MSH
MN F03.080.725 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/phobias.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/phobias.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NUI N0000002394 NDFRT
OL use PHOBIC DISORDERS to search PHOBIAS 1966-80, PHOBIC NEUROSES 1969-80, & CLAUSTROPHOBIA 1968-78 MSH
ORDER_NO 05486 ICD10CM
ORDER_NO 05517 ICD10CM
PM 81; was PHOBIAS 1963-80 MSH
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PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
RXAUI 3206600 RXNORM
RXAUI 3220024 RXNORM
RXAUI 3220028 RXNORM
RXAUI 3220029 RXNORM
RXAUI 3220030 RXNORM
RXCUI 1023113 RXNORM
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 19.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT A MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 5 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 19.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_SCOPE 1 MDR
SMQ_TERM_STATUS A MDR
SMQ_TERM_WEIGHT 0 MDR
SNOMED_CID 386810004 NDFRT
SNOMEDID D9-00081 SNOMEDCT_US
SNOMEDID F-90166 SNOMEDCT_US
SOS Excludes: anxiety state not associated with a specific situation or object (300.00-300.09); obsessional phobias (300.3) ICD9CM
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SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 445518008 | Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity) | < 18.0 years SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~OTHERWISE TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~F40.8 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~F40.9 SNOMEDCT_US
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TERMUI T031607 MSH
TERMUI T031608 MSH
TERMUI T031609 MSH
TERMUI T031610 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH UNK (19XX) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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