Phobia is defined (Wikipedia, DSM-5) as

[the] persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation.

It seems that psychiatrists do not classify as phobia reactions of intense disgust or repulsion, without a fear component.

Such a reaction can be triggered by anything and many of these triggers do not inspire fear but rather the reactions I described above (source: reading several forums on phobias)

My question: how do you call the effect of intense, life-impacting disgust when faced with (something)?

Note: this is a complete rewrite of a previous question, hopefully more aligned with the rules of the community



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