Phobias, Specific phobias, Social phobias
Phobia refers to a disproportionate fear of an object or situation. Specific phobia is fear of a specific object or situation that is not social. Encountering the object/situation almost always triggers an anxiety response. Social phobias are an exaggerated fear of social situations. These fears can be specific, such as fear of crowds or of public speaking, or they can be general, such as fear of any public performance.