panphobia

(redirected from Nonspecific fear)

panphobia

 [pan-fo´be-ah]
fear of everything; a vague and persistent dread of some unknown evil.

pan·pho·bi·a

(pan-fō'bē-ă),
Fear of everything.
[pan- + G. phobos, fear]
Morbid fear of everything

panphobia

Psychiatry A morbid fear of everything
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"The schools are using this abstract, nonspecific fear that some harm will come to a child as a result of this.
In addition, environments can inhibit--they can trigger nonspecific fears if they are unfamiliar or over- or understimulating.

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