Published On: Sat, Mar 5th, 2011

What is a Phobia-Different Types of Phobias

Phobia is  an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations; “phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias”

Phobia

Description

Acrophobia, Altophobia

Fear of heights

Agoraphobia

Fear of a place or event where escape is impossible or when help is unavailable

Ailurophobia

Fear of cats

Algophobia

Fear of pain

Amaxophobia

Fear of vehicles, driving

Androphobia

Fear of males

Anthropomorphobia

Fear or dislike of anthropomorphic traits

Apiphobia, Melissophobia

Fear of bees

Aquaphobia, Hydrophobia

Fear of water

Arachnophobia

Fear of spiders

Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia, Keraunophobia

Fear of thunder, lightning and storms; especially common in young children

Autophobia, Monophobia

Fear of being alone

Aviophobia, Aviatophobia

Fear of flying

Bacillophobia, Bacteriophobia, Microbiophobia

Fear of microbes and bacteria

Batrachophobia

Fear of frogs, amphibians

Biphobia

Fear of bisexuals

Blennophobia

Fear of slime

Bovophobia

Fear of cattle

Carcinophobia

Fear of cancer

Chiroptophobia

Fear of bats

Cibophobia,Sitophobia

Aversion to food

Claustrophobia

Fear of confined spaces

Clinophobia

Fear of going to bed or falling asleep

Coulrophobia

Fear of clowns

Cynophobia

Fear of dogs

Dental phobia, Dentophobia, Odontophobia

Fear of dentists and dental procedures

Dementophobia

Fear of insanity

Dromophobia

Fear of crossing streets

Dysmorphophobia, or body dysmorphic disorder

A phobic obsession with a real or imaginary body defect

Emetophobia

Fear of vomiting

Entomophobia

Fear of insects

Ephebophobia

Fear of youth or adolescents

Equinophobia, Hippophobia

Fear of horses

Ergasiophobia, Ergophobia

Fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon’s fear of operating

Erotophobia

Fear of sexual love or sexual questions

Erythrophobia

Pathological blushing

Genophobia, Coitophobia

Fear of sexual intercourse

Gephyrophobia

Fear of crossing bridges

Gerontophobia

Fear of growing old or a hatred of old people

Glossophobia

Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak

Gymnophobia, Nudophobia

Fear of nudity

Heliophobia

Fear of sunlight

Hemophobia, Haemophobia

Fear of blood

Herpetophobia

Fear of reptiles

Heterophobia

Fear/dislike of heterosexuals

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

Fear of the number 666

Homilophobia

Fear of sermons

Homophobia

Fear, dislike, or hatred of homosexual people

Hoplophobia

Fear of firearms (guns)

Hydrophobia

Fear of water

Lalophobia, Laliophobia

Fear of speaking

Ligyrophobia

Fear of loud noises

Linonophobia

Fear of string

Islamophobia

Fear-induced prejudice against Muslims or Islamic culture

Musophobia

Fear of mice and/or rats

Mysophobia

Fear of germs, contamination or dirt

Necrophobia, Thanatophobia

Fear of death, the dead

Neophobia, Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia

Fear of newness, novelty

Nosophobia

Fear of contracting a disease

Numerophobia

Fear of numbers

Nyctophobia, Achluophobia, Lygophobia, Scotophobia

Fear of darkness

Ochlophobia

Fear of crowds

Ophidiophobia

Fear of snakes

Ornithophobia

Fear of birds

Osmophobia, Olfactophobia

Fear of smells

Paraskavedekatriaphobia, Paraskevidekatriaphobia, Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Fear of Friday the 13th

Panphobia

Fear of everything or constantly afraid without knowing what is causing it

Phasmophobia

Faer of ghosts

Phobophobia

Fear of phobias

Photophobia

Hypersensitivity to light causing aversion to light

Phonophobia

Hypersensitivity to sound causing aversion to sounds

Pnigophobia

Fear of choking

Pogonophobia

Faer of beards

Pyrophobia

Fear of fire

Radiophobia

Fear of radiation or X-rays

Siderodromophobia

Fear of trains

Sociophobia

Fear/dislike of society or people in general

Taphophobia

Fear of the grave, or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive

Technophobia

Fear of technology

Tokophobia

Fear of childbirth

Transphobia

Fear or dislike of transgender or transsexual people

Trichophobia

Fear of hair

Triskaidekaphobia, Terdekaphobia

Fear of the number 13

Trypanophobia, Aichmophobia, Belonephobia, Enetophobia

Fear of needles, injections or of pointed objects

Xenophobia

Fear or dislike of strangers or the unknown

Zoophobia

Fear of animals

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  1. rameshwar says:

    very informative & useful for every one.
    thanks

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