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Morbid fear of solitude or of being left alone.
[mono- + G. phobos, fear]
An abnormal fear of being alone.
autophobiaMorbid fear of solitude, or of being left alone, abandoned or ignored.
1. A phobic state evoked by specific–ie, only one, mono–animals or situations, characterized by circumscribed anxiety, childhood onset, a 1:1 ♂:♀ ratio, a normal physiologic and mental substrate, and response to therapy. See Phobia. Cf Agoraphobia, PAD syndrome.
2. Fear of solitude or being alone.