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TOP 10 COMMON PHOBIAS

1. Arachnophobia: 5. Cynophobia:
The fear of dogs.
The fear of spiders. This phobia is often
This phobia tends to affect associated with specific
women more than men. personal experiences, such
as being bitten by a dog
2. Ophidiophobia: during childhood.

The fear of snakes. 6. Astraphobia:


Often attributed to
evolutionary causes, personal The fear of thunder and
experiences, or cultural lightening.
influences. Also known as Brontophobia,
Tonitrophobia, or Ceraunophobia.
3. Acrophobia:
7. Trypanophobia:
The fear of heights.
This fear can lead to anxiety The fear of injections.
attacks and avoidance of high Like many phobias, this fear
places. often goes untreated because
people avoid the triggering
4. Agoraphobia: object and situation.

The fear of situations in which 8. Social Phobias:


escape is difficult. The fear of social situations.
This may include crowded In many cases, these phobias
areas, open spaces, or can become so severe that
situations that are likely to people avoid events, places,
trigger a panic attack. People and people that are likely to
will begin avoiding these trigger an anxiety attack.
trigger events, sometimes to
the point that they cease 9. Pteromerhanophobia:
leaving their home. The fear of flying.
Approximately one third of Often treated using exposure
people with panic disorder therapy, in which the client is
develop agoraphobia. gradually and progressively
introduced to flying.

10. Mysophobia:
The fear of germs or dirt.
May be related to obsessive-
compulsive disorder.

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Achluophobia - Fear of darkness. Cacophobia - Fear of ugliness.
Acrophobia - Fear of heights. Catagelophobia - Fear of being
Agliophobia - Fear of pain. ridiculed.
Agoraphobia - Fear of open spaces Catoptrophobia - Fear of mirrors.
or crowds. Chionophobia - Fear of snow.
Aichmophobia - Fear of needles or Chromophobia - Fear of colors.
pointed objects. Chronomentrophobia - Fear of
Amaxophobia - Fear of riding in a clocks.
car. Claustrophobia - Fear of confined
Androphobia - Fear of men. spaces.
Anginophobia - Fear of angina or Coulrophobia - Fear of clowns.
choking. Cyberphobia - Fear of computers.
Anthrophobia - Fear of flowers. Cynophobia - Fear of dogs.
Anthropophobia - Fear of people or D
society. Dendrophobia - Fear of trees.
Aphenphosmphobia - Fear of being Dentophobia - Fear of dentists.
touched. Domatophobia - Fear of houses.
Arachnophobia - Fear of spiders. Dystychiphobia - Fear of accidents.
Arithmophobia - Fear of numbers. E
Astraphobia - Fear of thunder and Ecophobia - Fear of the home.
lightening. Elurophobia - Fear of cats.
Ataxophobia - Fear of disorder or Entomophobia - Fear of insects.
untidiness. Ephebiphobia - Fear of teenagers.
Atelophobia - Fear of imperfection. Equinophobia - Fear of horses.
Atychiphobia - Fear of failure. G
Autophobia - Fear of being alone. Gamophobia - Fear of marriage.
B Genuphobia - Fear of knees.
Bacteriophobia - Fear of bacteria. Glossophobia - Fear of speaking in
Barophobia - Fear of gravity. public.
Bathmophobia - Fear of stairs or Gynophobia - Fear of women.
steep slopes. H
Batrachophobia - Fear of Heliophobia - Fear of the sun.
amphibians. Hemophobia - Fear of blood.
Belonephobia - Fear of pins and Herpetophobia - Fear of reptiles.
needles. Hydrophobia - Fear of water.
Bibliophobia - Fear of books. I
Botanophobia - Fear of plants. Iatrophobia - Fear of doctors.
Insectophobia - Fear of insects. Pteromerhanophobia - Fear of flying.
K Pyrophobia - Fear of fire.
Koinoniphobia - Fear of rooms. S
L Scolionophobia - Fear of school.
Leukophobia - Fear of the color Selenophobia - Fear of the moon.
white. Sociophobia - Fear of social
Lilapsophobia - Fear of tornadoes evaluation.
and hurricanes. Somniphobia - Fear of sleep.
Lockiophobia - Fear of childbirth.
M T
Mageirocophobia - Fear of cooking. Tachophobia - Fear of speed.
Megalophobia - Fear of large things. Technophobia - Fear of technology.
Melanophobia - Fear of the color Tonitrophobia - Fear of thunder.
black. Trypanophobia - Fear of injections.
Microphobia - Fear of small things.
Mysophobia - Fear of dirt and germs. V-Z
N Venustraphobia - Fear of beautiful
Necrophobia - Fear of death or dead women.
things. Verminophobia - Fear of germs.
Noctiphobia - Fear of the night. Wiccaphobia - Fear of witches and
Nosocomephobia - Fear of hospitals. witchcraft.
O Xenophobia - Fear of strangers or
Obesophobia - Fear of gaining foreigners.
weight. Zoophobia - Fear of animals.
Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8.
Ombrophobia - Fear of rain.
Ophidiophobia - Fear of snakes.
Ornithophobia - Fear of birds.
P
Papyrophobia - Fear of paper.
Pathophobia - Fear of disease.
Pedophobia - Fear of children.
Philophobia - Fear of love.
Phobophobia - Fear of phobias.
Podophobia - Fear of feet.
Porphyrophobia - Fear of the color
purple.
Pteridophobia - Fear of ferns.