Psychological conditions

In many cases specialists prefer to avoid the suffix -phobia and use more descriptive terms, see, e.g. personality disorders, anxiety disorders, avoidant personality disorder, love-shyness.

Ablutophobia – fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning Achluophobia – fear of darkness Acrophobia – fear of heights Agoraphobia, Agoraphobia Without History of Panic Disorder – fear of places or events where escape is impossible or when help is unavailable. Fear of open spaces or of being in public places. Fear of leaving a safe place Agraphobia – fear of sexual abuse Agrizoophobia – fear of wild animals Agyrophobia –The fear of crossing the road Aichmophobia – fear of sharp or pointed objects (such as a needle or knife) Ailurophobia – fear of cats Algophobia - fear of pain Androphobia – fear of men Anthophobia – fear of flowers Anthropophobia – fear of people or the company of people, a form of social phobia. Aquaphobia – fear of water. Distinct from Hydrophobia, a scientific property that makes chemicals averse to interaction with water, as well as an archaic name for rabies Arachnophobia – fear of spiders Astraphobia – fear of thunder and lightning Atychiphobia – fear of failure Autophobia – fear of being alone or isolated Aviophobia, Aviatophobia – fear of flying

Blood-injection-injury type phobia – a DSM-IV subtype of specific phobias

Chaetophobia – fear of hair

commitment Gelotophobia – fear of being laughed at . or body dysmorphic disorder – a phobic obsession with a real or imaginary body defect E Emetophobia – fear of vomiting Ergasiophobia – fear of work or functioning.Chemophobia – fear of chemicals Chiroptophobia – fear of bats Chromophobia . or a surgeon's fear of operating Ergophobia – fear of work or functioning Erotophobia – fear of sexual love or sexual abuse Erythrophobia – pathological blushing F Friggatriskaidekaphobia. *Paraskevidekatriaphobia – fear of Friday the 13th Frigophobia – fear of becoming too cold G Gamophobia – fear of marriage. Sitophobia – aversion to food.fear of bright colors Chronophobia – fear of time and time moving forward Cibophobia. Odontophobia – fear of dentists and dental procedures Disposophobia – fear of getting rid of or losing things – sometimes wrongly defined as "compulsive hoarding" Dysmorphophobia. Paraskavedekatriaphobia. synonymous to Anorexia nervosa Claustrophobia – fear of having no escape and being closed in Coulrophobia – fear of clowns (not restricted to evil clowns) Cyberphobia – fear of or aversion to computers / Learning new technologies D Decidophobia – fear of making decisions Dentophobia.

including fear of eating fish.Gephyrophobia – fear of bridges Genophobia. forests or wood Hypnophobia or somniphobia – fear of sleep. contamination or dirt N Necrophobia – fear of death and/or the dead . specifically firearms (Generally a political term but the clinical phobia is also documented) Homophobia – fear of homosexuals or of homosexual relationships. I Ichthyophobia – fear of fish. or a hatred or fear of the elderly Glossophobia – fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak Gymnophobia – fear of nudity Gynophobia – fear of women. Haemophobia – fear of blood Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – fear of the number 666 Hoplophobia – fear of weapons. or fear of dead fish Ipovlopsychophobia – fear of having one’s photograph taken. H Hadephobia (also stigiophobia and stygiophobia) . Coitophobia – fear of sexual intercourse Gerascophobia – fear of growing old or aging Gerontophobia – fear of growing old. L Lipophobia – fear/avoidance of fats in food M Mysophobia – fear of germs.fear of Hell[3] Halitophobia – fear of bad breath Haphephobia – fear of being touched Heliophobia – fear of sunlight Hemophobia. homophobic Hydrophobia – fear of water. frequently noted as a common symptom of rabies Hylophobia – fear of trees.

Centophobia. novelty Nomophobia – fear of being out of mobile phone contact Nosocomephobia – fear of hospitals Nosophobia – fear of contracting a disease Nyctophobia. Kainophobia – fear of newness. no official name) – fear of broken glass[4] Spectrophobia – fear of ghosts and phantoms . Lygophobia. Olfactophobia – fear of bad odours P Panphobia – fear of everything or constant fear of an unknown cause Papaphobia – fear of the Pope Pediophobia – fear of dolls (a branch of automatonophobia: fear of humanoid figures) Phagophobia – fear of swallowing Pharmacophobia – fear of medications Philophobia – fear of love Phobophobia – fear of having a phobia Phonophobia – fear of loud sounds Pteromerhanophobia – fear of being on an airplane Pyrophobia – fear of fire R Radiophobia – fear of radioactivity or X-rays S Sociophobia – fear of people or social situations Scopophobia – fear of being looked at or stared at Somniphobia – fear of sleep Spasmenagaliaphobia (neologism. Kainolophobia. Achluophobia.Neophobia. Cainotophobia. Scotophobia – fear of darkness O Obesophobia – fear of obesity Oikophobia – fear of home surroundings and household appliances Ombrophobia – fear of rain Omphalophobia – fear of bellybuttons Ophthalmophobia – fear of being stared at Osmophobia. Cainophobia.

Belonephobia. Ylophobia – fear of trees. Terdekaphobia – fear of the number 13 Trypanophobia. or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive Technophobia – fear of technology (see also Luddite) Telephone phobia – fear or reluctance of making or taking phone calls Tetraphobia – fear of the number 4 Thalassophobia – fear of the sea. Hylophobia. or fear of being in the ocean Thanatophobia – fear of dying Thermophobia – fear of heat Tokophobia – fear of childbirth or pregnancy Traumatophobia – a synonym for injury phobia: fear of having an injury Trichophobia – a morbid disgust caused by the sight of loose hairs Triskaidekaphobia. from the Greek melissa "bee") Arachnophobia – fear/dislike of spiders and other arachnids Bovinophobia – fear/dislike of cattle Chiroptophobia – fear/dislike of bats . Enetophobia – fear of needles or injections U Uranophobia. forests or wood Animal phobias Main articles: Animal phobia and Zoophobia Agrizoophobia – fear of wild animals Ailurophobia – fear/dislike of cats Apiphobia – fear/dislike of bees (also known as melissophobia. Ouranophobia .fear of Heaven W Workplace phobia – fear of the workplace X Xanthophobia – fear of the colour yellow Xenophobia – fear of strangers. or aliens Xylophobia.Stygiophobia – fear of Hell T Taphophobia. Taphephobia – fear of the grave. foreigners.

or a tendency to stay out of the light Superhydrophobe – the property given to materials that are extremely difficult to get wet. Hydrophobia/Hydrophobic – a property of being repelled by water. chemistry Biologists use a number of -phobia/-phobic terms to describe predispositions by plants and animals against certain conditions. Prejudices and discrimination . Thermophobia – aversion to heat. Lipophobicity – a property of fat rejection Oleophobicity – a property of oil rejection Ombrophobia – avoidance of rain[5] Photophobia (biology) a negative phototaxis or phototropism response. Heliophobia/Heliophobic – aversion to sunlight. see here. Biology.Cynophobia – fear/dislike of dogs Entomophobia – fear/dislike of insects Equinophobia – fear/dislike of horses (also known as hippophobia) Herpetophobia – fear/dislike of reptiles and/or amphibians Hippophobia – fear/dislike of horses Ichthyophobia – fear/dislike of fish Mottephobia – fear/dislike of butterflies and/or moths Murophobia – fear/dislike of mice and/or rats Ophidiophobia – fear/dislike of snakes Ornithophobia – fear/dislike of birds Ranidaphobia – fear/dislike of frogs Selachophobia – fear of sharks Scoleciphobia – fear of worms Zoophobia – fear of animals Non-psychological conditions Photophobia – hypersensitivity to light causing aversion to light Phonophobia – hypersensitivity to sound causing aversion to sounds. Acidophobia/Acidophobic – preference for non-acidic conditions. Osmophobia – hypersensitivity to smells causing aversion to odors. For antonyms.

such as Americanophobia. Hispanophobia. Gerontophobia. Pediophobia – fear/dislike of children. anti-Polonism). Pedophobia.Further information: List of anti-cultural. and Indophobia. Turcophobia – fear/dislike of the Turks Xenophobia – fear/dislike of foreigners or extraterrestrials. Russophobia – fear/dislike of the Russians. Nipponophobia – fear/dislike of the Japanese. as with "Negrophobia.g. Sometimes the terms themselves could even be considered racist. Polonophobia vs. Europhobia. Jocular and fictional phobias Aibohphobia – a joke term for the fear of palindromes. The term is a piece of computer humor entered into the 1981 The Devil's DP Dictionary[6] Anachrophobia – fear of temporal displacement. Sinophobia – fear/dislike of Chinese. which is a palindrome itself. and anti-ethnic terms The suffix -phobia is used to coin terms that denote a particular antiethnic or anti-demographic sentiment. anti-national. Germanophobia – fear/dislike of Germans. from a Doctor Who . Lesbophobia – fear/dislike of lesbians. Transphobia – fear/dislike of transgendered people. etc. Heterophobia – fear/dislike of heterosexuals. Islamophobia – fear/dislike of Muslims Judeophobia – fear/dislike of Jews. Homophobia – fear/dislike of homosexuality or homosexuals. Negrophobia – fear/dislike of Black people. Christianophobia – fear/dislike of Christians Ephebiphobia – fear/dislike of youth. Psychophobia – fear/dislike of mental illness or the mentally ill. Francophobia. Gerascophobia – fear/dislike of aging or the elderly. Polonophobia – fear/dislike of the Polish. Often a synonym with the prefix "anti-" already exists (e. Anti-religious sentiments are expressed in terms such as Christianophobia and Islamophobia. Biphobia – fear/dislike of bisexuality or bisexuals." Other prejudices include: Anglophobia – fear/dislike of England or English culture.

the animated version of George of the Jungle (2007 ."horse" compounded with potam-os "river".is a noun-compounding vowel. The word is used by Charles M. as described by the Doctor in the Star Trek: Voyager episode Night. Luposlipaphobia – fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor. unaware that she only has the fear in the first place because the psychotic Ahriman implanted it via hypnotic suggestion to amuse himself.novel by Jonathan Morris. Also. -monstr. portrayed in the Dean Koontz book. Used in the Wallace and Gromit comic book Anoraknophobia. and the suffix -phobia).[9] Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia – fear of long words. and -phobia means "fear". Due to spending a summer in a cabin with a crazy chimp mascot. somehow. Note: This was mentioned on the first episode of Brainiac Series Five as one of Tickle's Teasers. who is essentially Ron's arch-nemesis. which he gets over several times.[10] Hippopoto – "big" due to its allusion to the Greek-derived word hippopotamus (though this is derived as hippo. none. False Memory. according to the Oxford English. Keanuphobia – fear of Keanu Reeves. having panic attacks while the ship was traversing a dark expanse of space known as the Void. as named by Lord Monkey Fist in the animated series Kim Possible. Mark Ahriman. -o. Arachibutyrophobia – fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. He calls her the "Keanuphobe" in his head. each week. Schulz in a 1982 installment of his "Peanuts" comic strip[8] and by Peter O'Donnell in his 1985 Modesty Blaise adventure novel Dead Man's Handle. a duck is watching you. Monkeyphobia – fear of monkeys. Also the title of an album by Marillion. Ron Stoppable has a fear of monkeys. -sesquipedalicomes from "sesquipedalian" meaning a long word (literally "a foot and a half long" in Latin). usually during battles with Monkey Fist. Anoraknophobia – a portmanteau of "anorak" and "arachnophobia". also from Gary Larson's The Far Side.[7] Anatidaephobia – the fictional fear that from Latin words meaning "monstrous". "hippopotamine" has been construed as large since 1847. where a woman has an irrational fear of Keanu Reeves and has to see her psychiatrist. Voyager's morale officer and chef Neelix suffers from this condition. It is also the title of a 2008 album by Neuronium. From Gary Larson's The Far Side. so originally meaning "river horse". -o. Nihilophobia – fear of nothingness (comes from the combination of the Latin word nihil which means a noun-compounding vowel. so this coinage is reasonable).

also known as "Grimwade's Syndrome". according to a 1998 humorous article published by BBC News. Semaphobia – fear of average Web developers to use Semantic Web technologies. Venustraphobia is the title of a 2006 album by Casbah Club. First heard in the Doctor Who story The Robots of Death. Robophobia – Irrational fear of robots and/or androids. where they are telling scary stories.[11] Venustraphobia – fear of beautiful women.TV series) is seen suffering in one episode of the cartoon. .[1] The word is a portmanteau of "Venus trap" and "phobia".

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