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University Medicine Cluster

Common Conditions:




High Blood Pressure


High Cholesterol

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lung Cancer


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder



Simple Phobia


Simple phobia, also known as specific phobia, is defined as a lasting and significant fear or anxiety about a specific object or situation (e.g. flying, heights, animals, receiving an injection, seeing blood). The fear or anxiety is out of proportion and unreasonable with regard to the actual danger posed by the specific object or situation.

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  • Immediate fear or anxiety almost always triggered by phobic object or situation
  • Active avoidance of phobic object or situation or intense fear or anxiety endured
  • Persistent fear, anxiety, or avoidance, usually lasting for 6 months or more and causing clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other vital areas of functioning.
  • In children, the fear or anxiety may be expressed by crying, tantrums, freezing, or clinging.



Treatments for simple phobia include cognitive behavioural therapy, medication and relaxation techniques.


Appointment and Enquiry



Neuroscience Clinic

Kent Ridge Wing, Level 4

National University Hospital

5 Lower Kent Ridge Road

Singapore 119074


Operating hours:

8.30am-5.30pm (Mondays-Fridays)

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays


University Medicine Cluster Appointment Line/ General Enquiries:

Tel: 6772 8686

Fax: 6734 1641

Email: umcapptline@nuhs.edu.sg