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Meaning, Types & List of Phobias

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Phobias are no doubt one of the major concerns plaguing every human, regardless of age, gender, orientation or sex. This is because everyone suffers from one or more phobias in their lifetime. It remains one of the most mental illnesses in the world today.

While some can tell what triggers or is responsible for their extreme anxiety and perhaps the name of the phobia, a handful know they suffer from one but don’t know the name of what they suffer from.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), it was found that between 8.7% and 18.1% of Americans suffer from phobias. Discriminating age and gender, phobias were found to be the most common mental illness among women in all age groups and the second most common psychopathy in men over 25. But then, what really is a phobia?

What is Phobia?

phobia is a fear of situations or things that are not dangerous and that most people do not find annoying. People who suffer from this problem recognize it as irrational, unreasonable and exaggerated but nevertheless avoid or try to avoid facing these situations or stimuli and this causes them great interference in their daily lives.

Most phobias begin in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood. They can be caused by a stressful situation, a traumatic event or they can also be imitated by a family member who has a phobia and a child ends up making it his own.

When a person faces the dreaded stimulus (animals, heights, exams, social gatherings, etc.), severe anxiety appears that manifests itself with physical and psychic symptoms.

Symptoms of Phobia

The severe anxiety that appears in front of a situation to which the patient has phobia is manifested by:

  • Physical symptoms: sweating, abnormal breathing, accelerated heartbeat, tremor, chills, chest pain, dry mouth, dizziness, headache, etc.
  • Psychological symptoms: distorted thoughts regarding the situation or stimulus.
  • Behavioral symptoms: avoidance of the situation or feared stimulus.

Types of Phobia

Below is a list of phobia types:

Specific Phobias

Specific phobias can be defined as the irrational and overwhelming fear of certain situations and objects that, despite posing a small real threat, cause anxiety that in turn generates denial behaviors.

Types of Specific Phobias

  1. Fear of certain situations: such as getting on a plane (aerophobia) or being in closed spaces (claustrophobia)
  2. Fear of nature: as in the case of phobias of atmospheric phenomena such as lightning, storms and thunder or heights (acrophobia)
  3. Fear of animals or insects: such as fear of spiders (arachnophobia) or dogs (cynophobia)
  4. Fear of blood (hemophobia): or fear of needles and instruments that can cause wounds (belonephobia)
  5. Other fears such: as clowns (coulrophobia) or belly buttons (omphalophobia)

Examples of Specific Phobias

  1. The acrophobia or fear of heights.  It is the intense or irrational fear of encountering heights, even when there is no risk. The excessive sense of panic is likely to be experienced even at low height
  2. The aerofobia or fear of flying.  It is the excessive and illogical fear of flying by plane that is related to the possibility of suffering an accident and the fact of not having any control over the situation
  3. The claustrophobia or fear of enclosed spaces.  It is the excessive fear of being in enclosed spaces, especially if they are small and poorly lit. Those who suffer from it want nothing to know about elevators, subways, tunnels, telephone booths or door locks
  4. The arachnophobia or fear of spiders.  Like the rest of the animal phobias (zoophobia), the one that feels towards the spiders is a phobia whose origin could be found in ancestral fears of those that allowed our ancestors to survive.
  5. The androfobia or fear of men. People who suffer from this problem are afraid of being alone with a man, even if he is a friend or relative. He or she may have nightmares and cannot develop a normal life. In less severe cases, an androphobic person may appear normal with men but is always nervous and uncomfortable inside.
  6. The hemophobia or fear of blood.  The individuals who suffer from it do their best not to be in situations where they anticipate that they will have to be in contact with blood, such as extractions. Its anxiety response pattern is different from the rest because it occurs in two phases: increased anxiety in the presence of blood (first phase) and rapid drop in heart rate and blood pressure (second phase).

How to Overcome Specific Phobias

The best treatment for specific phobias is a mode of psychotherapy called exposure therapy. Although sometimes psychologists may also recommend other medications or therapies.

Social Phobias

Social phobia, also known as social anxiety, is the fear of being judged by others and feeling shame. The dread can become so intense that it makes it impossible for those who suffer to carry out such daily activities, such as going to work.

Although all people feel fear or anxiety at some point in their lives, (such as when someone has just been met or when it is necessary to speak in public), social phobia goes much further.

This panic is such that they stop performing the most common actions in front of other people,  eating or drinking in the presence of others or using a public restroom, becomes for them a kind of ” impossible mission ” that disturbs their peace.

This uncontrollable fear often leads them to avoid events or places where they think they might be forced to perform acts that made them feel ashamed.

Symptoms of Social Phobias

It is common for people with this phobia to tend to:

  • Experience anxiety episodes whenever they are surrounded by more people, having a hard time keeping a conversation with them, even if they want to do it
  • Worry in advance of an event that many people will attend
  • Blush, shake or sweat whenever you are surrounded by more people
  • Having difficulty making new friends and keeping them
  • Feeling nauseous or upset stomach when in the company of others
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Shyness and shame in the presence of other people
  • Concern to be judged by other people

How to Overcome Social Phobias

Social phobias are usually treated with psychotherapy, with medications or with the combination of both.

  • Through the type of psychotherapy called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which is particularly useful for the treatment of social phobia. In this sense, it teaches the person other ways of thinking, behaving or reacting to different situations to feel less fear or anxiety
  • Anxiolytics and antidepressants are the most prescribed drugs for the treatment of social phobia, although the truth is that they are only recommended to be taken for short periods of time

Sexual Phobias

Oddly enough, there are people who experience panic or anxiety crisis in situations related to sex (this fear is called Erotophobia).

Erotophobia is the irrational fear related to everything that has to do with sex or the sexual spectrum and is a complex disorder whose symptoms are likely to vary from one individual to another.

Its manifestations are very diverse because while some feel the fear of making contact with sexual objects, others feel real fear of sexual intimacy or, specifically, penetration.

Types of sexual phobias

Erotophobia is a disorder that in turn encompasses other specific sexual phobias, such as:

  • Genophobia or coitophobia:  It is the fear of sexual intercourse.
  • Fear of privacy: It is a fear in the emotional and physical sense that has to do more with the proximity to another person than with the sexual act
  • Phobia of vulnerability:  It has to do with the fear of showing oneself as one is, because of the belief that others will take advantage.

Symptoms of Sexual Phobias

The wide range of phobic disorders in relation to sex and sexuality, makes the object or situation that gives rise to the phobia can change. However, their symptoms are usually common:

  • Intense fear of objects, thoughts and situations in relation to sex and sexuality
  • Extreme anxiety in the presence of an object or situation causing the phobia or in relation to your thoughts or images
  • Dry mouth
  • Behaviors intended to avoid
  • Anguish
  • Muscle tension
  • Accelerated heartbeat and increased heart rate
  • Headache and upset stomach
  • Hypersudoration
  • Hyperventilation and feeling of shortness of breath

How to overcome Sexual Phobias

Despite the variety of existing phobias, the truth is that the procedure to treat them is usually very similar in almost all cases. Since sex is a determining part of the person’s life but also affects the couple’s relationships, their treatment usually entails  a reinforcement for the improvement of self-esteem  and the correction of any beliefs that can interfere in subject’s well-being

If there is a technique that has demonstrated real effectiveness in the treatment of phobias, it is systematic desensitization, which passes through the gradual exposure of the patient to the feared sexual situations, while providing him with the precise tools adaptive to address the phobic stimulus. Other effective techniques are cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis or Mindfulness.

In those extreme cases in which the patient suffers too high anxiety, drugs can be used, which will always be accompanied by psychological therapy, not in any case being the only therapeutic option.

Drive Phobia

The drive phobia concerns us as a thought, sensation or impulse (which can even be visualized) that a person has or feels about the fact of being able to perform an action that in the end is not desired and that usually involves harming someone or hurt yourself.

The striking thing about the drive phobia is that the person is knowledgeable and recognizes that he does not want to carry out the action that goes through his head, but he fears to get out of control and turn it into reality.

How to Overcome Drive Phobia

  • To think that the occasional thoughts or images to harm  are frequent and enter normal  before certain levels of stress
  • Reflect on what may be the source of fear and desire to harm
  • Analyze your mood, because fatigue and responsibility overload do not help in this situation
  • Get started with the idea of changing that mood, gaining in quality of life by adopting healthy habits regarding eating, sleeping or performing rewarding activities
  • Lean on loved ones and be able to share with them feelings and fear and anxiety  that is being suffered
  • Perform activities to keep the mind entertained. The less free time you have to think, the fewer thoughts of this style will have a place in your mind
  • Face the problem without avoiding it. Although the process is hard, the advantages of addressing the problem will be evident.
  • Ask for help. The psychological mechanisms installed in the mind based on the repetition of its operating system, require help to get out of that process that generates so much suffering

Common Phobias

Phobias or fear result in unpleasant experiences that make those who suffer try to neutralize their fears at any cost.

List of Phobias

Ablutophobia
Afraid to bathe or wash.

Acarophobia
Fear of mites and other parasites.

Acerbophobia, acerophobia
Fear of acidity.

Acluophobia, scotophobia
Fear of the dark.

Acrophobia, altophobia, bathophobia
Fear of heights, high places.

Acusticophobia
Fear of sounds, noise.

Aerophobia, anthropophobia
Fear of air currents and wind.

Aeronausifobia
Fear of vomiting.

Agateophobia
Fear or anxiety to madness.

Agirophobia
Afraid to cross the street.

Agoraphobia, agarophobia, agoraphobia
Fear of crowds or open or public places, accompanied by a desire not to leave home. It is generally experienced by people suffering from panic attacks, as they fear experiencing one outside their home and losing control of their actions.

Agrafobia
Fear of sexual abuse.

Aibophobia
Fear of palindromic words.

Aichmophobia
Fear or anguish of pointed objects.

Aliumphobia
Fear of garlic.

Ailurophobia, aelurophobia
Fear of cats.

Albuminophobia
Fear of albumin in the urine.

Alectrophobia, Alektorophobia
Fear of chickens

Allodoxaphobia
Fear of issuing opinions.

Algophobia, aglyophobia
Fear of experiencing pain.

Atophobia
Fear of dust

Amaxophobia
Fear of vehicles, fear of driving (phobia of driving), fear of being in a moving vehicle.

Amnesiphobia
Fear of amnesia.

Ambulophobia
Fear or anguish to walk.

Anablephobia
Afraid to look up.

Anachophobia
Fear of time travel.

Anatidophobia
Fear of being watched by a duck.

Androphobia
Fear of man.

Anginophobia
Fear of narrowness.

Anglophobia
Fear or dislike of England, the English, or anything English.

Anorakfobia
Fear of the yellow jacket wasp.

Anthophobia
Fear of flooding.

Antophobia
Fear of flowers.

Anthropophobia
Fear of people; to the humans.

Anuptaphobia
Fear or anguish of remaining alone.

Apeirophobia
Fear of infinity

Apiphobia
Fear or anguish of bees.

Apotemnophobia
Fear of people with amputations in the body.

Arachnophobia
Fear of spiders.

Arachibutirophobia
Fear that peanut butter, or that peanut peel, sticks on the palate.

Arithmophobia
Fear of numbers.

Asymmerophobia
Fear of asymmetric things.

Asthenophobia
Fear of weakness; to pass out.

Astraphobia
Fear of flashes, thunder and lightning.

Astrophobia
Fear of infinity, of stars, of celestial space.

Atazagoraphobia
Fear of not being considered, of being forgotten.

Ataxiophobia
Fear of ataxia, muscular incoordination.

Ataxophobia
Fear of disorder.

Athephobia
Fear of ruin.

Atiquifobia
Fear to fail.

Atelophobia
Fear of imperfection.

Atomosophobia
Fear of nuclear explosions.

Aulophobia
Fear of flutes.

Aurophobia
Fear of the auroras.

Autophobia
Fear to loneliness.

Autodisomophobia
Fear of stink.

Autoponophobia
Fear of representations of living or thinking beings in inanimate things, eg. Wax statues, ventriloquist dolls, mechanical or animatronic animals.

Bacillophobia
Fear of microbes.

Bacteriophobia
Fear of bacteria.

Balistophobia
Fear of weapons, ammunition, revolvers.

Bambacophobia
Fear of cotton and / or cotton balls.

Barophobia
Fear of earth’s gravity.

Basophobia
Fear of not being able to walk or fall.

Bathophobia
Fear of the deep.

Bathophobia
Fear of reptiles.

Belonephobia
Fear of needles.

Bibliophobia
Fear of books.

Biphobia
Fear of bisexuals.

Blenophobia
Fear of viscosities.

Bromidrosifobia
Fear of giving off bad body odor.

Brontophobia
Fear of thunder, of storms.

Cacomorphobia
Fear of obese people.

Caligynephobia
Fear of beautiful women.

Cancerophobia, carcinophobia, cancerphobia
Fear of cancer

Cardiophobia
Fear of suffering from heart disease. Afraid to hear your own heart beat.

Carnophobia
Fear of meat.

Carophobia
Fear of itching

Catisophobia
Afraid to sit down

Cenophobia
Fear of large spaces, empty.

Cyberphobia, cyberphobia
Fear of computers.

Chaetophobia
Afraid of the hair.

Chorophobia
Afraid to dance.

Cyberphobia
Fear of computers, computer science.

Cytophobia
Fear of food.

Cinophobia
Fear of dogs.

Cyclophobia
Fear of venereal diseases.

Claustrophobia
Fear of closed places.

Kleptophobia
Afraid to steal.

Clinophobia
Afraid of going to bed.

Cnidophobia
Fear of insect bites.

Coitophobia
Fear of intercourse.

Cholerophobia
Fear of getting cholera.

Cometophobia
Fear of comets.

Cophrophobia
Fear of excrement.

Coulrophobia
Fear of clowns.

Creavgrophobia
Fear of Scottish eggs.

Cropostasophobia
Fear of constipation.

Cremnophobia
Fear of the cliffs.

Cryophobia
Fear of ice and frost; to ice storms; to the blizzards.

Chryophobia
Fear of gold.

Crystalphobia
Fear of crystals.

Christianophobia
Fear of Christians.

Chromophobia
Fear of money; To touch money.

Chromophobia
Fear of colors.

Chronophobia
Fear of duration, time.

Decidophobia
Fear of making decisions.

Deipnophobia
Afraid to have dinner with friends, and eventual table conversations.

Demophobia
Fear of the crowds.

Dendrophobia
Fear of trees. (rel: hilophobia, nictohilophobia)

Demonophobia
Fear of demons.

Dermatopathophobia
Fear of skin diseases.

Dermatosiophobia
Fear of skin, warts.

Dextrophobia
Fear of objects and people located to the right of the body itself. (rel.:sinistrophobia)

Diabetophobia
Fear of diabetes.

Didaskaleinophobia
Afraid to go to school.

Dikephobia
Fear of justice.

Diplopiaphobia, Diplophobia
Fear of seeing double and eye diseases.

Dipsophobia
Fear of drunkenness.

Doraphobia
Fear of the skin.

Dromophobia
Fear of movement.

Dishabiliophobia
Afraid to undress in front of someone.

Dromophobia
Fear of the streets and the walks.

Ecclesiophobia, ecclesiophobia
Fear of the Church.

Ecophobia, oecophobia, oikophobia
Fear of home

Eisoptrophobia
Fear of mirrors.

Electrophobia
Fear of electricity; to an electric shock; to electrocution.

Eleuterophobia
Fear of freedom.

Elurophobia
Fear of cats.

Emetophobia
Fear of vomiting.

Enophobia
Fear of pins, clicks.

Enosiophobia
Fear of committing an unforgivable sin or criticism.

Entomophobia
Fear of insects.

Eosophobia
Fear of dawn; at sunrise.

Epistemophobia
Fear of knowledge.

Eremiophobia
Afraid to be alone.

Ergophobia
Fear of work.

Erythrophobia
Fear of blushing and red.

Hermitophobia
Afraid to be alone.

Erotophobia
Fear of sex.

Eschatophobia
Fear of feces.

Scoophobia
Fear of the shadows.

Scoliodentosaurophobia
Fear of reptiles and lizards in general.

Scolionophobia Fear of school.

Escopophobia, Escoptophobia
Fear of being seen or staring.

Scotophobia
Fear of the dark.

Scotomaphobia
Fear of going blind; to not be able to see partially.

Scripophobia
Fear of writing in public.

Sphenophobia
Fear of wasps.

Spaciophobia
Fear of extraterrestrial outer space (rel .: apeirophobia)

Spermatophobia
Fear of semen and germs.

Theseophobia
Fear of standing.

Staurophobia
Fear of crucifixes.

Stenophobia
Fear of things or narrow places.

Euphobia
Fear of the good news.

Europhobia
Fear of Europeans.

Eurotophobia
Fear of female genital organs.

Phagophobia
Fear of swallowing things.

Phalachlophobia
Afraid to be bald, to baldness.

Fasmophobia
Fear of ghosts.

Pharmacophobia
Fear of drugs.

Febrifobia
Fear of fever.

Filemaphobia, Filematophobia
Afraid to kiss.

Philophobia
Fear of falling in love.

Philosophobia
Fear of philosophy.

Pteromerhanophobia
Fear of flight.

Odontophobia
Fear of dental surgery.

Phophobia
Afraid to fear.

Phonophobia
Fear of noise

Photophobia
Fear of light.

Francophobia, gallophobia
Fear of the French.

Phrenophobia, Fronemophobia
Afraid to think.

Phylophobia
Fear of cold things.

Phthysophobia
Fear of tuberculosis.

Galeophobia
Fear of sharks.

Gametophobia
Fear of marriage.

Gephrophobia
Fear of crossing bridges.

Geliophobia
Fear of laughter.

Genufobia
Fear of the knees.

Gerascophobia
Fear of old age

Germanophobia
Fear of the Germans.

Gerontophobia, gerascophobia
Fear of old people, old age.

Geumatophobia
Fear of taste.

Gymnophobia
Fear of nakedness.

Gynophobia
Fear of the woman.

Glossophobia
Afraid to talk

Graphophobia
Fear, anguish to write.

Gringophobia
Fear of Americans.

Hadephobia, stignophobia
Fear of hell.

Hagiophobia
Fear of the saints, the sacred places.

Hamartophobia
Fear of sin.

Hapophobia
Afraid to touch someone.

Harpaxophobia
Fear of thieves. Fear of being prosecuted for a crime.

Hedonophobia
Fear of pleasure.

Helenologophobia
Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.

Heliophobia
Fear of the sun.

Helmintophobia
Fear of worms.

Hemophobia, hemophobia
Fear of blood.

Heortophobia
Fear of vacations.

Herpetophobia
Fear of reptiles (rel .: scoliodentosaurophobia)

Herisophobia
Fear of challenges against official doctrine or radical deviation.

Heterophobia
Fear of heterosexuals.

Hexakosioihexekontahexafobia, or triplehexafobia
Fear of number 666.

Hydrophobia
Afraid of water; to drown; swimming.

Hydrophophobia
Fear of rage, hydrophobia.

Hierophobia
Fear of priests.

Hygrophobia
Fear of moisture, rain, water.

Hispanophobia
Fear or repulsion towards Hispanics, the Spanish language or the Hispanic culture.

Hobophobia
Fear of the poor and the homeless. (rel .: peniaphobia)

Homiclophobia
Fear of fog, of fog. (id .: nebulaphobia)

Homophobia
Fear and repulsion towards homosexuals.

Hypophobia
Fear of horses.

Hormephobia
Fear of shock.

Hodophobia
Afraid to travel.

Hominophobia
Fear of men (id .: androphobia)

Homophobia
Fear or aversion to homosexuals or to become homosexual.

Hydrophobia
Afraid of water.

Hilephobia
Fear of materialism.

Hilophobia
Fear of forests. (id .: xylophobia, hilophobia; rel .: nicthohilophobia.)

Hypegiaphobia, hypengiophobia
Fear of responsibility.

Hipsifobia
Fear of height.

Hypnophobia
Fear of sleeping or being hypnotized.

Hypopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (Or Sesquipedaliophobia)
Fear of pronunciation of long, complicated or unusual words for fear of being wrong.

Iatrophobia
Fear of doctors.

Ichthyophobia
Fear of fish.

Ideophobia
Fear of ideas or reason.

Indophobia
Fear or repulsion towards the culture of India.

Iophobia
Fear of poisons.

Insectophobia
Fear of insects.

Islamophobia
Fear of Muslims.

Isopterophobia
Fear of termites.

Itifalophobia
Afraid to see, think about, or have an erect penis.

Japanophobia
Fear of the Japanese

Judeophobia
Fear of the Jews

Kainophobia
Fear of anything new.

Kakorrafiaphobia
Fear to fail.

Katagelophobia
Fear of ridicule.

Kenophobia
Fear of voids or empty spaces.

Keraunophobia
Fear of thunder; To the storms.

Kifophobia
Afraid to bow.

Koniophobia
Fear of dust

Kopophobia
Fear of fatigue.

Kosmikophobia
Fear of cosmic phenomena.

Lacanophobia
Fear of vegetables.

Lalophobia
Afraid to speak, especially in public.

Lesbophobia
Fear of lesbians.

Leukophobia
Fear of white.

Levophobia
Fear of things on the left side of the body.

Ligophobia Fear of the dark.

Linonophobia

Fear of the ropes, pitas, threads, chains.

Lysophobia
Afraid to get angry.

Lockiophobia
Fear of childbirth.

Logophobia
Fear of words, to pronounce certain phonemes.

Limnophobia
Fear of the lakes.

Linonophobia
Fear of the ropes, to weave.

Lysophobia
Fear of madness.

Macrophobia Fear of long waits.

Mageirophobia Afraid to cook.

Maieusiophobia
Fear of pregnancy.

Maniaphobia
Fear of madness.

Mastigophobia
Afraid to hit.

Mechanophobia
Fear of machines, machinery.

Medomalacufobia
Fear of losing an erection.

Medorthophobia
Fear of an erect penis.

Megalophobia
Fear of big things.

Melanophobia
Fear of black color.

Melisophobia
Fear of bees.

Melophobia, musicophobia
Fear of music.

Meningitophobia
Fear of meningitis.

Menophobia
Fear of menstruation.

Merytophobia
Fear of limitation.

Metalphobia
Fear of metals.

Metatesiophobia
Fear of changes.

Metiphobia
Fear of alcohol.

Metrophobia
Fear or hate poetry.

Microbiophobia
Fear of microbes.

Microphobia
Fear of germs, small things.

Mymenophobia
Fear of ants.

Misophobia
Fear of contamination with dirt and germs.

Mycophobia
Fear of viscous or semi-liquid materials such as drool, saliva, sludge, gelatin, etc.

Monophobia
Fear of one thing in particular. Fear of loneliness, to be alone.

Musicophobia, melophobia
Fear of music.

Musophobia
Fear of mice.

Misophobia
Fear of dust or contamination.

Necrophobia
Fear of death, dead things, dead bodies.

Nephophobia
Fear of the clouds.

Negrophobia
Fear of black people, of African Americans.

Nemophobia
Fear of anemia.

Neophobia
Fear of novelty, new things, new experiences.

Nichtophobia, noctifobia
Fear of night or darkness.

Nictohilophobia
Afraid to walk through the forest at night.

Nihilophobia
Fear of nothingness.

Nomatophobia
Fear of names.

Nomophobia
Fear of separating from the mobile phone.

Nosocomephobia
Fear of hospitals.

Nosophobia
Fear of diseases.

Nostophobia
Afraid to return home.

Nucleomituphobia
Fear of nuclear weapons.

Nudophobia
Fear of nakedness.

Numerophobia
Fear of numbers.

Obesophobia
Fear of gaining weight.

Ocophobia
Fear of cars

Oclophobia
Fear of the mafia, gangsters.

Odinophobia
Fear of pain.

Ophidophobia
Fear of snakes.

Odontophobia
Fear of dental surgery.

Oenophobia
Fear of wines.

Ophidophobia
Fear of snakes.

Olfactophobia
Fear of smells and aromas.

Ophthalmophobia
Fear of being stared at.

Ombrophobia
Fear of rain

Ometaphobia
Fear of the eyes.

Omphalophobia
Fear of the navel.

Oneirophobia
Fear of dreams.

Onomatophobia
Fear of a particular name or word.

Olfactophobia
Fear of smells.

Optophobia
Afraid to open your eyes.

Ornithophobia
Fear of the birds.

Ostrachophobia
Fear of crustaceans.

Panphobia, Pantophobia
Fear of everything.

Papafobia
Fear of potatoes.

Origami
Fear of paper.

Pararalophobia
Fear of neglecting a duty or responsibility.

Paraphobia
Fear of sexual perversion.

Paraskevidekatriaphobia
Fear of Friday the 13th, to travel or do any important activity on this date. (rel .: trezidavomartiophobia).

Parthenophobia
Fear of virgin or pubertal girls.

Parasitophobia
Fear of parasites.

Pathophobia
Fear of diseases.

Patriophobia, sponsophobia
Fear of inheritance.

Pediophobia
Fear of dolls.

Pedophobia
Fear of children.

Pediculophobia
Fear of lice.

Peladophobia
Fear of bald people.

Pelagrafobia
Fear of pellagra, a disease characterized by dermatitis, gastrointestinal disorders, central nervous symptoms and associated with a diet deficient in niacin and protein.

Peniaphobia
Fear of poverty.

Penteraphobia
Fear of mother in law.

Plutophobia
Fear of abundance, wealth.

Pogonophobia
Fear of beards.

Poinephobia
Fear of punishment.

Polyphobia
Fear of many things.

Politophobia
Fear of politics.

Porphrophobia
Fear of purple.

Potamophobia
Fear of the rivers.

Pysiophobia, tuberculophobia
Fear of tuberculosis.

Pneumatophobia
Fear of the spirits.

Pnigophobia, pnigerophobia
Fear of being strangled or suffocation.

Pyrexiophobia
Fear of hallucinations of fever.

Pyrophobia
Fear of fire

Pocrescofobia
Fear of gaining weight.

Pogonophobia
Fear of beards.

Potophobia
Afraid to drink alcohol.

Prosophobia
Fear of progress.

Pselismophobia
Fear of stuttering.

Psychophobia
Fear of the mind, to think.

Psychopathophobia
Afraid to go crazy.

Psychrophobia
Fear of the cold

Proteinfobia
Fear of proteins.

Pternophobia
Fear of feathers, tickling feathers.

Pteromeranophobia
Fear to fly.

Rhodophobia
Fear of magic, magic wands; to the canes or the canes; or to be punished harshly.

Radiophobia
Fear of X-rays or radiation in general.

Rectophobia
Fear of the rectum, or its diseases.

Ripophobia
Fear of defecation.

Rhyphobia
Fear of having wrinkles.

Rupophobia
Fear of dirt.

Russophobia
Fear of the Russians.

Samhainophobia
Fear of the holiday of Halloween.

Sarmasophobia
Fear of courtship, flirting and sexual games.

Satanophobia
Fear of Satan.

Sciophobia
Fear of the shadows.

Scotophobia
Fear of the dark.

Scriptophobia
Fear of writing in public.

Selachophobia
Fear of sharks.

Selaphobia
Fear of sudden flashes.

Selenophobia
Fear of the moon.

Septophobia
Fear of broken things.

Sexophobia
Fear of the opposite sex.

Sidaphobia
Fear of panic to get AIDS.

Siderodromophobia
Fear of trains.

Syncyophobia
Fear of the stars

Syphilophobia
Fear of syphilis.

Simantrophobia
Fear of church bells.

Symmetrophobia
Fear of symmetry.

Singenesophobia
Fear of relatives.

Sinistrophobia
Fear of objects and people to the left of the body itself, to take things with the left hand, to the left-handed. (rel.:dextrophobia)

Synophobia
Fear of the Chinese.

Sitiophobia
Fear of food.

Sophobia
Fear of in-laws.

Sociophobia
Fear of society or people in general.

Sophophobia:
Afraid to learn.

Soteriophobia
Fear of dependence on other people.

Spectrophobia
Fear of ghosts or ghosts.

Stasibasifobia
Fear of standing.

Taasophobia
Afraid to sit down (sin.:cataphobia)

Tacophobia
Fear of speed.

Taphephobia, taphophobia
Fear of being buried alive, to the cemeteries.

Thalasophobia
Fear of the sea.

Tanatophobia
Fear of death

Tapefobia
Fear of being buried alive.

Tapinophobia
Fear of spreading disease or being contagious.

Tasophobia
Fear of leisure. Afraid to sit down

Teatrophobia
Fear of the theaters.

Teratophobia
Fear of monsters.

Technophobia
Fear of technological advances.

Teleophobia
Fear of defining plans. Fear of religious ceremonies.

Telephophobia
Fear of phones.

Teniophobia
Afraid of it; to house the lonely earthworm

Theophobia
Fear of God; To religions.

Theologicophobia
Fear of theology.

Teratophobia
Afraid of giving birth to a monster or a baby with deformities.

Testaphobia
Fear of doing tests, tests or exams.

Tetanophobia
Fear of tetanus.

Telephophobia
Fear of phones.

Thermophobia
Fear of heat.

Testophobia
Fear of being tested.

Tetanophobia
Fear of tetanus.

Teutonophobia, Teutophobia
Fear of the Germans.

Textophobia
Fear of certain fabrics or fabrics.

Tyranophobia
Fear of tyrants.

Tocophobia
Fear of childbirth, pregnancy.

Tomophobia
Fear of surgery.

Tonitrophobia
Fear of thunder; To the storms.

Topophobia
Fear of a particular place, or certain places.

Toxiphobia, toxophobia, toxicophobia
Fear of being poisoned, of toxins.

Transphobia
Fear of transsexuals.

Traumatophobia
Fear of damage, injury, injuries.

Tredecaphobia
Fear of thirteen, bad luck.

Tremophobia
Fear of tremors.

Trezidavomartiophobia
Fear of Tuesday 13, to travel or to do any important activity on this date (rel .: paraskevidekatriafobia).

Trichophobia, hypertrophobia
Fear of hair

Tricopatophobia
Fear of diseases and pathologies of hair.

Trypanophobia
Fear of inoculation.

Trichinophobia
Fear of trichinosis and possibly poisoned food

Triskaidekafobia, triskaidekaphobia, triscadecaphobia
Irrational fear of the number thirteen.

Trophobia
Fear of moving or making changes.

Tuberculophobia
Fear of tuberculosis.

Tursifobia
Fear of pickles.

Uranophobia
Fear of heaven Urophobia Fear of urine, urinating.

Vaccinephobia
Fear of vaccines.

Wallophobia
Fear of the people of Wallonia, Belgium.

Venereophobia

ear of venereal diseases.

Venustraphobia
Fear of beautiful women.

Verbophobia
Fear of words.

Vermiphobia Fear of worms.

Germanophobia
Fear of germs.

Vestiphobia
Afraid to dress.

Vicaphobia
Fear of witches (rel .: Wiccafobia )

Virginitifobia
Fear of rape.

Vitrophobia
Fear of stepfather.

Wiccaphobia
Fear of witches or witchcraft

Xantophobia
Fear of the yellow color or the word “yellow”.

Xenophobia
Fear or dislike of foreigners.

Xenoglosophobia
Fear of foreign languages.

Xerophobia
Fear of dry places, especially deserts.

Xylophobia
Fear of wooden objects; to forests (rel .: hilophobia)

Zelophobia
Fear of jealousy

Zemiphobia
Fear of the Heterocephalus glaber.

Zeusophobia
Fear of God or the gods.

Zoophobia
Fear of animals

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