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Phobias


A Phobia is;

"an external symbolic interpretation,
of an internal anxiety
"


What does that mean?

When a person finds himself in a situation that creates intense emotions, the persons 'psyche' has the ability to repress/hide/disavow those emotions. Once those emotions have been bottled up, the psyche can/will create a phobia - to warn the person not to get into that (or any similar) situation again.

Makes sense doesn't it?

Although some Phobias seem to serve an obvious purpose (fear of fire, drowning etc) some appear to make no sense at all! - rest assured though, all Phobias serve a purpose. In therapy, we can find the originating cause (the unconscious conflict) of the Phobia and release it - and when the emotions are released, the phobia disappears. 

Phobias - Questions and Answers

Q. Can I do anything myself to help control the Phobia?
A. The best way to live with a phobia, is to ignore it. We know that is easier said than done, but the more you think about (say) your fear of being sick - the more fear and anxiety you create, the worse your phobia will become.

Q. Is it not a good idea to read books about my Phobia then?
A. In the short-term you will feel a little bit better (because you understand a little about yourself - and this gives you a sense of control) but in the long term, all you are doing is spending more and more time thinking about your phobia - and hence dragging up more emotion.

Q. How come different therapies have different success rates in tackling Phobias?
A. Most forms of therapy are an 'intellectual exercise' - you are relying on the insight and experience of the Therapist to guide you though what he or she THINKS is causing your phobia. The problem is, THEY DON'T KNOW!.
How can they possibly know what's going on in the back of your mind? They don't.
So Therapy is focused on what your (Neurotic) Therapist decides is what's going on in your (Neurotic) mind. No I am not being rude, we are all Neurotic (we all have unresolved emotional conflicts). A Phobia is an outward SYMBOLIC interpretation of an internal anxiety. It is Symbolic. Your mind has symbolised your fear and projected it onto something external - no one can intellectually decide what is causing your Phobia. If you got 100 ex-agorophobics together in a room and asked them what was causing their agorophobia, you would get 100 different reasons/causes.

Q. How come you have such a high success rate?
A. The reason why Analytical Hypnotherapy is so successful in treating Phobias (as well as many other problems) is because it gets to the cause of the problem - you are not relying on 'guesswork' or 'therapists insight'.

Common Phobias

The following are some of the more common Phobias that we have been consulted for;

Arachnophobia (spiders), Aviatopophobia (flying), Hydrophobia (water), Acrophobia (heights), Claustrophobia (enclosed spaces), Agorophobia (open spaces), Demophobia (crowds), Nyctophobia (darkness), Odontophobia (dentists), Glossophobia (speaking in public), Aichmophobia (needles), Thanatophobia (death or dying)

The above Phobias are almost always indirect - this means that they are usually indirectly linked to an unresolved emotional conflict. All the other Phobias in this 'common phobia' section, are usually 'direct Phobias') We've grouped the phobias above together, because they usually symbolise a situation where the sufferer feels 'out of control'. If you think about it, there are very few situations in life that could symbolise more a feeling of being 'out of control'...... ...flying in a tin can at 400 miles an hour, two miles up in the sky ...lying on a dentists couch, with him about to stick a needle in you ...in a completely dark room, can't even see your own hand in front of you ...caught up in a large crowd of people, being dragged along with them ......you get the picture!


EMETOPHOBIA (PHAGOPHOBIA)- a fear of being sick.

Associated fears; gagging, seeing others being sick, choking on food, pregnancy (due to possibility of morning sickness), drowning, and 'social Phobia'.

This Phobia seems to effect more women than men, and tends to have a very disabling effect on the sufferer; quite often the person has to avoid all places where there is a possibility of themselves (or others) being sick; pubs, restaurants, clubbing, eating in front of others etc. Because of the link between eating and being sick, the sufferer tends to be a little obsessive about what and where they will eat. A lot of sufferers tend to view being sick as 'horrible, dirty, yukky' etc, and so it is quite common for emetophobics to also have fears of other situations where they might feel the same way; going to the toilet (number twos), or the inability to urinate in front of others (shy bladder), or even just being a little bit sweaty. Nearly all the sufferers I have helped, have also had 'Social Phobia' (see below)


COPROPHOBIA
- fear of going to the loo (passing faeces)

A fear of anything related to shit/shitting, toilets, public toilets, being heard going to the toilet, feeling unclean or dirty generally. Another fairly common Phobia. Typically the sufferer would find it difficult (if not impossible) to use a public loo. A lot of the time the fear is specifically of losing bowel control - in public. Quite often the sufferer has very precise routines they have to adhere to - in order to be able to go to the loo.
Another fairly common phobia. Typically the sufferer would find it difficult (if not impossible) to use a public loo. A lot of the time the fear is specifically of losing bowel control - in public. Quite often the sufferer has very precise routines they have to adhere to - in order to be able to go to the loo.


SOCIAL PHOBIA (SCOPOPHOBIA)- a fear of embarassing, or humiliating 'on the spot' type situations (in public)

SOCIAL PHOBIA is probably the most common phobia there is; a pervasive fear of any situation where the sufferer is likely to feel 'on the spot', embarrassed, humiliated or judged - for example; dinner parties, public speaking, interviews, appearing in court etc

Associated symptoms: sensitivity to criticism, negative self image, fear of rejection, difficulty in being assertive and feelings of inferiority .

On a more general level, the social phobic worries continuously about how others 'see' them, and what others may think about them - it is not surprising then that the sufferer usually spends a lot of time creating the image they want others to see. Usually the social phobic is quite adept at concealing their anxiety from others, although there is quite often a difficulty in maintaining eye contact.
In a clinical setting (in the U.S.A.) somewhere between 3 and 13% of people had social phobia. Social phobia generally starts in the mid -teens (although it often follows on from just being 'shy') or can be triggered off by a particularly embarrassing event. As with all phobias, stress (or the lack of it) will have a significant effect on the 'strength' of the anxiety created.
In the D.S.M.4 (the Mental Health 'Bible') the main criteria for social phobia is listed as;
A marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others. The individual fears that he/she will act in a way that will be humiliating or embarrassing.



SHY BLADDER - the inability to urinate in front of others.

Shy bladder is one of the most common symptoms that men consult me for. Men with shy bladder (and it is usually only men who get shy bladder - for obvious reasons) have a great difficulty peeing in front of other people, or in a place that they are unfamiliar with.
As with all phobias, the severity of the symptoms can change from person to person, and also fluctuate depending on the persons stress level. i.e. some men find it a little difficult to pee in a crowded toilet, some can only pee in their own toilet (causing great difficulties - because the person has to come home from work, just to have a pee). Due to the embarrassing nature of the symptom, it is rare that a man would consult his G.P. with the problem - and because of this, there is very little written on the subject. 

List of Phobias

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

 

A

Abuse: sexual- Contreltophobia.
Accidents-
Dystychiphobia.
Air-
Anemophobia.
Air swallowing-
Aerophobia.
Airborne noxious substances-
Aerophobia.
Airsickness-
Aeronausiphobia.
Alcohol-
Methyphobia or Potophobia.
Alone, being-
Autophobia or Monophobia.
Alone, being or solitude-
Isolophobia.
Amnesia-
Amnesiphobia.
Anger-
Cholerophobia.
Angina-
Anginophobia.
Animals-
Zoophobia.
Animals, skins of or fur-
Doraphobia.
Animals, wild-
Agrizoophobia.
Ants-
Myrmecophobia.
Anything new-
Neophobia.
Asymmetrical things-
Asymmetriphobia
Atomic Explosions-
Atomosophobia.
Automobile, being in a moving-
Ochophobia.
Automobiles-
Motorphobia.

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B

Bacteria- Bacteriophobia.
Bald people-
Peladophobia.
Bald, becoming-
Phalacrophobia.
Bathing-
Ablutophobia.
Beards-
Pogonophobia.
Beaten by a rod or instrument of punishment, or of being severely criticized-
Rhabdophobia.
Beautiful women-
Caligynephobia.
Beds or going to bed-
Clinophobia.
Bees-
Apiphobia or Melissophobia.
Bicycles-
Cyclophobia.
Birds-
Ornithophobia.
Black-
Melanophobia.
Blindness in a visual field-
Scotomaphobia.
Blood-
Hemophobia, Hemaphobia or Hematophobia.
Blushing or the color red-
Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia.
Body odors-
Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia.
Body, things to the left side of the body-
Levophobia.
Body, things to the right side of the body-
Dextrophobia.
Bogeyman or bogies-
Bogyphobia.
Bolsheviks-
Bolshephobia.
Books-
Bibliophobia.
Bound or tied up-
Merinthophobia.
Bowel movements: painful-
Defecaloesiophobia.
Brain disease-
Meningitophobia.
Bridges or of crossing them-
Gephyrophobia.
Buildings: being close to high buildings-
Batophobia.
Bullets-
Ballistophobia.
Bulls-
Taurophobia.
Bums or beggars-
Hobophobia.
Burglars, or being harmed by wicked persons-
Scelerophobia.
Buried alive, being or cemeteries-
Taphephobia or Taphophobia.

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C

Cancer- Cancerophobia, Carcinophobia.
Car or vehicle, riding in-
Amaxophobia.
Cats-
Aclurophobia, Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Galeophobia, or Gatophobia.
Celestial spaces-
Astrophobia.
Cemeteries-
Coimetrophobia.
Cemeteries or being buried alive-
Taphephobia or Taphophobia.
Ceremonies, religious-
Teleophobia.
Changes, making; moving-
Tropophobia or Metathesiophobia.
Chickens-
Alektorophobia.
Child, bearing a deformed; deformed people-
Teratophobia.
Childbirth-
Maleusiophobia, Tocophobia, Parturiphobia, or Lockiophobia.
Children-
Pedophobia.
Chinese or Chinese culture-
Sinophobia.
Chins-
Geniophobia.
Choking or being smothered-
Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia.
Choking-
Anginophobia.
Cholera-
Chorophobia.
Church-
Ecclesiophobia.
Clocks-
Chronomentrophobia.
Clocks or time-
Chronophobia.
Clothing-
Vestiphobia.
Clouds-
Nephophobia.
Clowns-
Coulrophobia.
Coitus-
Coitophobia.
Cold or cold things-
Frigophobia.
Cold: extreme, ice or frost-
Cryophobia.
Cold-
Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia or Psychropophobia.
Color purple-
Porphyrophobia.
Color red or blushing-
Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia.
Color yellow-
Xanthophobia.
Color white-
Leukophobia.
Colors-
Chromophobia or Chromatophobia.
Comets-
Cometophobia.
Computers or working on computers-
Cyberphobia.
Confined spaces-
Claustrophobia.
Constipation-
Coprastasophobia.
Contamination, dirt or infection-
Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia.
Contamination with dirt or germs-
Misophobia or Mysophobia.
Cooking-
Mageirocophobia.
Corpses-
Necrophobia.
Cosmic Phenomenon-
Kosmikophobia.
Creepy, crawly things-
Herpetophobia.
Criticized severely, or beaten by rod or instrument of punishment-
Rhabdophobia.
Criticism-
Enissophobia.
Crosses or the crucifix-
Staurophobia.
Crossing streets-
Agyrophobia or Dromophobia.
Crowded public places like markets-
Agoraphobia.
Crowds or mobs-
Enochlophobia, Demophobia or Ochlophobia.
Crucifix, the or crosses-
Staurophobia.
Crystals or glass-
Crystallohobia.

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D

Dampness, moisture or liquids- Hygrophobia.
Dancing-
Chorophobia.
Dark or night-
Nyctophobia.
Dark place, being in-
Lygophobia.
Darkness-
Achluophobia or Myctophobia, or Scotophobia.
Dawn or daylight-
Eosophobia.
Daylight or sunshine-
Phengophobia.
Death or dying-
Thanatophobia.
Death or dead things-
Necrophobia.
Decaying matter-
Seplophobia.
Decisions: making decisions-
Decidophobia.
Defeat-
Kakorrhaphiophobia.
Deformed people or bearing a deformed child-
Teratophobia.
Deformity or unattractive body image-
Dysmorphophobia.
Demons-
Demonophobia or Daemonophobia.
Dental surgery-
Odontophobia.
Dentists-
Dentophobia.
Dependence on others-
Soteriophobia.
Depth-
Bathophobia.
Diabetes-
Diabetophobia.
Dining or dinner conservations-
Delpnophobia.
Dirt, contamination or infection-
Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia.
Dirt or germs, being contaminated with-
Misophobia or mysophobia.
Dirt or filth-
Rhypophobia or Rupophobia.
Dirty, being dirty or personal filth-
Automysophobia.
Disease-
Nosophobia, Nosemaphobia or Pathophobia.
Disease and suffering-
Panthophobia.
Disease, a definite-
Monopathophobia.
Disease, brain-
Meningitophobia.
Disease: kidney-
Albuminurophobia.
Disease, rectal-
Rectophobia.
Dizziness or vertigo when looking down-
Illyngophobia.
Dizziness or whirlpools-
Dinophobia.
Doctor, going to the-
Iatrophobia.
Doctrine, challeges to or radical deviation from official-
Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia.
Dogs or rabies-
Cynophobia.
Dolls-
Pediophobia.
Double vision-
Diplophobia.
Drafts-
Aerophobia or Anemophobia.
Dreams, wet-
Oneirogmophobia.
Dreams-
Oneirophobia.
Drinking-
Dipsophobia.
Drugs, new-
Neopharmaphobia.
Drugs or taking medicine-
Pharmacophobia.
Dryness-
Xerophobia.
Dust-
Amathophobia or Koniophobia.
Duty or responsibility, neglecting-
Paralipophobia.
Dying or death-
Thanatophobia.

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E

Eating or swallowing- Phagophobia.
Eating or food-
Sitophobia or Sitiophobia.
Eating or swallowing or of being eaten-
Phagophobia.
Eight, the number-
Octophobia.
Electricity-
Electrophobia.
Englishness-
Anglophobia.
Erect penis-
Medorthophobia.
Erection, losing an-
Medomalacuphobia.
Everything-
Panophobia, Panphobia, Pamphobia, or Pantophobia.
Eyes-
Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia.
Eyes, opening one's-
Optophobia.

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F

Fabrics, certain- Textophobia.
Failure-
Atychiphobia or Kakorrhaphiophobia.
Fainting-
Asthenophobia.
Fatigue-
Kopophobia.
Fearful situations: being preferred by a phobic-
Counterphobia.
Feathers or being tickled by feathers-
Pteronophobia.
Fecal matter, feces-
Coprophobia or Scatophobia.
Female genitals-
Kolpophobia.
Female genitalia-
Eurotophobia.
Fever-
Febriphobia, Fibriphobia, Fidriophobia or Pyrexiophobia.
Filth or dirt-
Rhypophobia.
Fire-
Arsonphobia or Pyrophobia.
Firearms-
Hoplophobia.
Fish-
Ichthyophobia.
Flogging or punishment-
Mastigophobia.
Floods-
Antlophobia.
Flowers-
Anthrophobia or Anthophobia.
Flutes-
Aulophobia.
Flying-
Aviophobia or Aviatophobia or Pteromerhanophobia.
Fog-
Homichlophobia or Nebulaphobia.
Food or eating-
Sitophobia or Sitiophobia.
Food-
Cibophobia.
Foreigners or strangers-
Xenophobia.
Forests or wooden objects-
Xylophobia.
Forests- Hylophobia
.
Forests, dark wooded area, of at night-
Nyctohylophobia
Forgetting or being forgotten-
Athazagoraphobia.
France or French culture-
Francophobia, Gallophobia or Galiphobia.
Freedom-
Eleutherophobia.
Friday the 13th-
Paraskavedekatriaphobia.
Frogs-
Batrachophobia.
Frost, ice or extreme cold-
Cryophobia.
Frost or ice-
Pagophobia.
Functioning or work: surgeon's fear of operating-
Ergasiophobia.
Fur or skins of animals-
Doraphobia.

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G

Gaiety- Cherophobia.
Garlic-
Alliumphobia.
Genitals, particularly female-
Kolpophobia.
Genitalia, female-
Eurotophobia.
Germans or German culture-
Germanophobia or Teutophobia.
Germs or dirt, being contaminated with-
Misophobia or mysophobia.
Germs-
Verminophobia.
Ghosts or specters-
Spectrophobia.
Ghosts-
Phasmophobia.
Girls, young or virgins-
Parthenophobia.
Glass or crystals-
Crystallophobia.
Glass-
Hyelophobia, Hyalophobia or Nelophobia.
Gloomy place, being in-
Lygophobia.
God or gods-
Zeusophobia.
Gods or religion-
Theophobia.
Gold-
Aurophobia.
Good news, hearing good news-
Euphobia.
Gravity-
Barophobia.
Greek or Greek culture-
Hellophobia.
Greek terms-
Hellenologophobia.

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H

Hair- Chaetophobia, Trichopathophobia, Trichophobia, or Hypertrichophobia.
Halloween-
Samhainophobia.
Handwriting-
Graphophobia.
Harmed by wicked persons; bad men or burglars-
Scelerophobia.
Heart-
Cardiophobia.
Heat-
Thermophobia.
Heaven-
Ouranophobia or Uranophobia.
Heights-
Acrophobia, Altophobia, Batophobia, Hypsiphobia or Hyposophobia.
Hell-
Hadephobia, Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia.
Heredity-
Patroiophobia.
Holy things-
Hagiophobia.
Home-
Ecophobia.
Home surroundings or a house-
Oikophobia.
Home, returning-
Nostophobia.
Home surroundings-
Eicophobia.
Homosexuality or of becoming homosexual-
Homophobia.
Horses-
Equinophobia or Hippophobia.
Hospitals-
Nosocomephobia.
House or home surroundings-
Oikophobia.
Houses or being in a house-
Domatophobia.
Hurricanes and tornadoes-
Lilapsophobia.
Hypnotized, being or of sleep-
Hypnophobia.

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I

Ice or frost- Pagophobia.
Ice, frost or extreme cold-
Cryophobia.
Ideas-
Ideophobia.
Ignored, being-
Athazagoraphobia.
Imperfection-
Atelophobia.
Inability to stand-
Basiphobia or Basophobia.
Infection, contamination or dirt-
Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia.
Infinity-
Apeirophobia.
Injections-
Trypanophobia.
Injury-
Traumatophobia.
Insanity, dealing with-
Lyssophobia.
Insanity-
Dementophobia or Maniaphobia.
Insects-
Acarophobia or Entomophobia or Insectophobia.
Insects that eat wood-
Isopterophobia.
Insects that cause itching-
Acarophobia.
Itching-
Acarophobia.

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J

Japanese or Japanese culture- Japanophobia.
Jealousy-
Zelophobia.
Jews-
Judeophobia.
Joint immobility-
Ankylophobia.
Jumping from high and low places-
Catapedaphobia.
Justice-
Dikephobia.

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K

Kidney disease- Albuminurophobia.
Kissing-
Philemaphobia or Philematophobia.
Knees-
Genuphobia.
Knowledge-
Gnosiophobia or Epistemophobia.

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L

Lakes- Limnophobia.
Large things-
Megalophobia.
Laughter-
Geliophobia.
Lawsuits-
Liticaphobia.
Learning-
Sophophobia.
Left-handed; objects at the left side of the body-
Sinistrophobia.
Leprosy-
Leprophobia or Lepraphobia.
Lice-
Pediculophobia or Phthiriophobia.
Light-
Photophobia.
Light flashes-
Selaphobia.
Lightning and thunder-
Brontophobia or Karaunophobia.
Lights, glaring-
Photoaugliaphobia.
Liquids, dampness or moisture-
Hygrophobia.
Locked in an enclosed place-
Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia.
Lockjaw or tetanus-
Tetanophobia.
Loneliness or of being oneself-
Eremophobia or Eremiphobia.
Looking up-
Anablephobia or Anablepophobia.
Loud noises-
Ligyrophobia.
Love, sexual love-
Erotophobia.
Love play-
Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia.
Love, falling or being in-
Philophobia.

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M

Machines- Mechanophobia.
Mad, becoming-
Lyssophobia.
Many things-
Polyphobia.
Marriage-
Gamophobia.
Materialism-
Hylephobia.
Matter, decaying-
Seplophobia.
Meat-
Carnophobia.
Medicine, taking; or drugs-
Pharmacophobia.
Medicines, mercurial-
Hydrargyophobia.
Memories-
Mnemophobia.
Men, bad or burglars or being harmed by wicked persons-
Scelerophobia.
Men-
Androphobia or Arrhenphobia or Hominophobia.
Menstruation-
Menophobia.
Mercurial medicines-
Hydrargyophobia.
Metal-
Metallophobia.
Meteors-
Meteorophobia.
Mice-
Musophobia, Murophobia or Suriphobia.
Microbes-
Bacillophobia or Microbiophobia.
Mind-
Psychophobia.
Mirrors or seeing oneself in a mirror-
Eisoptrophobia.
Mirrors-
Catoptrophobia.
Missles-
Ballistophobia.
Mobs or crowds-
Demophobia, Enochlophobia or Ochlophobia.
Moisture, dampness or liquids-
Hygrophobia.
Money-
Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia.
Moon-
Selenophobia.
Mother-in-law-
Pentheraphobia.
Moths-
Mottephobia.
Motion or movement-
Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia.
Moving or making changes-
Tropophobia.
Moving automobile or vehicle, being in-
Ochophobia.
Muscular incoordination (Ataxia)-
Ataxiophobia.
Mushrooms-
Mycophobia.
Music-
Melophobia.
Myths or stories or false statements-
Mythophobia.

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N

Names or hearing a certain name- Onomatophobia.
Names-
Nomatophobia.
Narrow things or places-
Stenophobia.
Narrowness-
Anginophobia.
Needles-
Aichmophobia or Belonephobia.
New, anything or novel-
Kainophobia, Kainolophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Neophobia.
Newness-
Cainophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Cainotophobia.
News: hearing good news-
Euphobia.
Night or dark-
Nyctophobia.
Night-
Noctiphobia.
Noise-
Acousticophobia.
Noises, loud-
Ligyrophobia.
Noises or voices, speaking aloud, or telephones-
Phonophobia.
Northern lights-
Auroraphobia.
Nosebleeds-
Epistaxiophobia.
Novelty or anything new-
Kainophobia or Kainolophobia.
Novelty-
Cainophobia or Cainotophobia.
Nuclear weapons-
Nucleomituphobia.
Nudity-
Gymnophobia or Nudophobia.
Number 8-
Octophobia.
Number 13-
Triskadekaphobia.
Numbers-
Arithmophobia or Numerophobia.

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O

Objects, small- Tapinophobia.
Ocean or sea-
Thalassophobia.
Odor, personal-
Bromidrosiphobia, Bromidrophobia, Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia.
Odor, that one has a vile odor-
Autodysomophobia.
Odors or smells-
Olfactophobia.
Official doctrine, challeges to or radical deviation from-
Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia.
Old people-
Gerontophobia.
Old, growing-
Gerascophobia or Gerontophobia.
Open spaces-
Agoraphobia.
Open high places-
Aeroacrophobia.
Operation, surgical-
Tomophobia.
Opinions-
Allodoxaphobia.
Others, dependence on-
Soteriophobia.
Otters-
Lutraphobia.
Outer space-
Spacephobia.

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P

Pain- Algiophobia, Ponophobia, Odynophobia or Odynephobia.
Paper-
Papyrophobia.
Parasites-
Parasitophobia.
Parents-in-law-
Soceraphobia.
Peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth-
Arachibutyrophobia.
Pellagra-
Pellagrophobia.
Penis, erect-
Medorthophobia.
Penis, esp erect-
Phallophobia.
Penis, erect: seeing, thinking about or having-
Ithyphallophobia.
Penis, losing an erection-
Medomalacuphobia.
People-
Anthropophobia.
People in general or society-
Sociophobia.
People, deformed or bearing a deformed child-
Teratophobia.
Philosophy-
Philsosphobia.
Phobias-
Phobophobia.
Phobic prefering fearful situations-
Counterphobia.
Pins and needles-
Belonephobia.
Pins-
Enetophobia.
Place: locked in an enclosed place-
Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia.
Place, being in a dark or gloomy-
Lygophobia.
Places, certain-
Topophobia.
Places, crowded public-
Agoraphobia.
Places, open high-
Aeroacrophobia.
Places or things, narrow-
Stenophobia.
Plants-
Botonophobia.
Pleasure, feeling-
Hedonophobia.
Poetry-
Metrophobia.
Pointed objects-
Aichmophobia.
Poison-
Iophobia.
Poisoned, being-
Toxiphobia, Toxophobia, or Toxicophobia.
Poliomyelitis, contracting- Poliosophobia
.
Politicians-
Politicophobia.
Pope-
Papaphobia.
Poverty-
Peniaphobia.
Precipices-
Cremnophobia.
Priests or sacred things-
Hierophobia.
Progress-
Prosophobia.
Property-
Orthophobia.
Prostitutes or venereal disease-
Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia.
Punishment or flogging-
Mastigophobia.
Punishment by a rod or other instrument, or of being severely criticized-
Rhabdophobia.
Punishment-
Poinephobia.
Puppets-
Pupaphobia.
Purple, color-
Porphyrophobia.

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R

Rabies- Cynophobia, Hydrophobophobia, Hydrophobia, Kynophobia, or Lyssophobia.
Radiation or x-rays-
Radiophobia.
Railroads or train travel-
Siderodromophobia.
Rain-
Ombrophobia or Pluviophobia.
Rape-
Virginitiphobia.
Rat, great mole-
Zemmiphobia.
Rectum or rectal diseases-
Proctophobia or Rectophobia.
Red color or blushing-
Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia.
Relatives-
Syngenesophobia.
Religion or gods-
Theophobia.
Religious ceremonies-
Teleophobia.
Reptiles-
Herpetophobia.
Responsibility or duty, neglecting-
Paralipophobia.
Responsibility-
Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia.
Ridiculed, being-
Catagelophobia or Katagelophobia.
Riding in a car-
Amaxophobia.
Right side, things on the right side of the body-
Dextrophobia.
Rivers-
Potamphobia or Potamophobia.
Road travel or travel-
Hodophobia.
Robbers or being robbed-
Harpaxophobia.
Rooms, empty-
Cenophobia or Centophobia.
Rooms-
Koinoniphobia.
Ruin-
Atephobia.
Running water-
Potamophobia.
Russians-
Russophobia.

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S

Sacred things or priests- Hierophobia.
Satan-
Satanophobia.
Scabies-
Scabiophobia.
School, going to school-
Didaskaleinophobia.
School-
Scolionophobia.
Scientific terminology, complex-
Hellenologophobia.
Scratches or being scratched-
Amychophobia.
Sea or ocean-
Thalassophobia.
Self, seeing oneself in a mirror-
Eisoptrophobia.
Self, personal odor-
Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia.
Self, being alone-
Autophobia, Eremophobia, Eremiphobia or Isolophobia.
Self, being dirty-
Automysophobia.
Self, being oneself-
Autophobia.
Self, being seen or looked at-
Scopophobia or Scoptophobia.
Self, being touched-
Aphenphosmphobia.
Self, that one has a vile odor-
Autodysomophobia.
Semen-
Spermatophobia or Spermophobia.
Sermons-
Homilophobia.
Sex-
Genophobia.
Sex, opposite-
Heterophobia or Sexophobia.
Sexual abuse-
Agraphobia or Contreltophobia.
Sexual intercourse-
Coitophobia.
Sexual love or sexual questions-
Erotophobia.
Sexual perversion-
Paraphobia.
Shadows-
Sciophobia or Sciaphobia.
Shellfish-
Ostraconophobia.
Shock-
Hormephobia.
Sin or of having committed an unpardonable sin-
Enosiophobia or Enissophobia.
Sin-
Hamartophobia.
Single: staying single-
Anuptaphobia.
Sinning-
Peccatophobia.
Sitting down-
Kathisophobia.
Sitting-
Cathisophobia or Thaasophobia.
Situations, certain-
Topophobia.
Skin disease-
Dermatosiophobia.
Skin lesions-
Dermatophobia.
Skin of animals, fur-
Doraphobia.
Sleep-
Somniphobia.
Sleep or being hypnotized-
Hypnophobia.
Slime-
Blennophobia or Myxophobia.
Small things-
Microphobia, Mycrophobia or Tapinophobia.
Smells or odors-
Olfactophobia.
Smothered, being or choking-
Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia.
Snakes-
Ophidiophobia or Snakephobia.
Snow- Chionophobia
.
Social (fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations)-
Social Phobia.
Society or people in general-
Anthropophobia or Sociophobia.
Solitude-
Monophobia.
Sounds-
Acousticophobia.
Sourness-
Acerophobia.
Space, closed or locked in an enclosed space-
Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, Clithrophobia.
Space, outer-
Spacephobia.
Spaces, confined-
Claustrophobia.
Spaces, empty-
Cenophobia, Centophobia or Kenophobia.
Spaces, open-
Agoraphobia.
Speak, trying to-
Glossophobia.
Speaking-
Laliophobia or Lalophobia.
Speaking aloud, voices or noises, or telephones-
Phonophobia.
Speaking in public-
Glossophobia.
Specters or ghosts-
Spectrophobia.
Speed-
Tachophobia.
Spiders-
Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia.
Spirits-
Pneumatiphobia.
Stage fright-
Topophobia.
Stairs or climbing stairs-
Climacophobia.
Stand, inability to-
Basiphobia or Basophobia.
Standing upright-
Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia.
Standing up-
Stasiphobia.
Standing up and walking-
Stasibasiphobia.
Stared at, being-
Ophthalmophobia.
Stars-
Siderophobia or Astrophobia.
Statements, false or myths or stories-
Mythophobia.
Staying single-
Anuptaphobia.
Stealing-
Cleptophobia or Kleptophobia.
Step-father-
Vitricophobia.
Step-mother-
Novercaphobia.
Stings-
Cnidophobia or Linonophobia.
Stooping-
Kyphophobia.
Stories or myths or false statements-
Mythophobia.
Strangers or foreigners-
Xenophobia.
Streets, crossing streets-
Dromophobia.
Streets-
Agyrophobia.
String-
Linonophobia.
Storm, thunder-
Brontophobia.
Stuttering-
Psellismophobia.
Suffering and disease-
Panthophobia.
Sun or sunlight-
Heliophobia.
Sunshine or daylight-
Phengophobia.
Surgeon's fear of operating: work or functioning-
Ergasiophobia.
Surgical operations-
Tomophobia.
Swallowing or eating-
Phagophobia.
Symbolism-
Symbolophobia.
Symmetry-
Symmetrophobia.
Syphillis (lues)-
Luiphobia or Syphilophobia.

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T

Tapeworms- Taeniophobia.
Taste-
Geumaphobia or Geumophobia.
Technology-
Technophobia.
Teeth-
Odontophobia.
Telephones, noises or voices, or speaking aloud-
Phonophobia.
Telephones-
Telephonophobia.
Termites-
Isopterophobia.
Tests, taking-
Testophobia.
Tetanus or lockjaw-
Tetanophobia.
Theaters-
Theatrophobia.
Theology-
Theologicophobia.
Things, many-
Polyphobia.
Things, large-
Megalophobia.
Things or places, narrow-
Stenophobia.
Things, small-
Microphobia or Mycrophobia.
Thinking-
Phronemophobia.
Thunder-
Ceraunophobia.
Thunder and lightning-
Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia or
Keraunophobia
.
Tickled by feathers or feathers-
Pteronophobia.
Tied or bound up-
Merinthophobia.
Time or clocks-
Chronophobia.
Toads-
Bufonophobia.
Tombstones-
Placophobia.
Tornadoes and hurricanes-
Lilapsophobia.
Touched, being touched-
Aphenphosmphobia, Haphephobia or Haptephobia or Chiraptophobia.
Trains, railroads or train travel-
Siderodromophobia.
Travel or road travel-
Hodophobia.
Trees-
Dendrophobia.
Trembling-
Ttremophobia.
Tricinosis-
Trichinophobia.
Tuberculosis-
Phthisiophobia or Tuberculophobia.
Tyrants-
Tyrannophobia.

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U

Ugliness- Cacophobia.
Undressing in front of someone-
Dishabillophobia.
Urine or urinating-
Urophobia.

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V

Vaccination- Vaccinophobia.
Vegetables-
Lachanophobia.
Venereal disease or prostitutes-
Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia.
Ventriloquist's dummy-
Automatonophobia.
Vertigo or dizziness when looking down-
Illyngophobia.
Virginity, losing one's-
Primeisodophobia.
Virgins or young girls-
Parthenophobia.
Vision: double vision-
Diplophobia.
Voices or noises, speaking aloud or telephones-
Phonophobia.
Voids or empty spaces-
Kenophobia.
Vomiting secondary to airsickness-
Aeronausiphobia.
Vomiting-
Emetophobia.

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W

Waits, long- Macrophobia.
Walking, standing up and-
Stasibasiphobia.
Walking-
Ambulophobia, Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia.
Washing-
Abultophobia.
Wasps-
Spheksophobia.
Water-
Hydrophobia.
Waves or wave like motions-
Cymophobia or Kymophobia.
Wax statues-
Automatonophobia.
Weakness-
Asthenophobia.
Wealth-
Plutophobia.
Weapons, nuclear-
Nucleomituphobia.
Weight, gaining-
Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia.
Wet dreams-
Oneirogmophobia.
Whirlpools or dizzyness-
Dinophobia.
White, the color-
Leukophobia.
Wild animals-
Agrizoophobia.
Wind-
Ancraophobia or Anemophobia.
Wine-
Oenophobia.
Witches and Witchcraft-
Wiccaphobia.
Women-
Gynephobia or Gynophobia.
Women, beautiful-
Caligynephobia or Venstraphobia.
Wooden objects or forests-
Xylophobia.
Words-
Logophobia or Verbophobia.
Words, long-
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia or Sesquipedalophobia.
Work or functioning; surgeon's fear of operating-
Ergasiophobia.
Work-
Ergophobia or Ponophobia.
Worms-
Scoleciphobia.
Worms, being infested with-
Helminthophobia.
Wrinkles, getting-
Rhytiphobia.
Writing-
Graphophobia.
Writing in public-
Scriptophobia.

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X

X-rays or radiation- Radiophobia.

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Y

Yellow color- Xanthophobia.

 

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