List of Phobias

Name of the Phobia Causes of the Phobia
AblutophobiaFear of bathing, washing, or cleaning
AchluophobiaFear of darkness
AcrophobiaFear of heights
Agoraphobia, agoraphobia without history of panic disorderFear 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
AgraphobiaFear of sexual abuse
AgrizoophobiaFear of wild animals
Agyrophobia Fear of crossing the road
AichmophobiaFear of sharp or pointed objects ( such as a needle or knife )
Ailurophobia Fear of cats
Algophobia Fear of pain
AmychophobiaFear of being scratched
AndrophobiaFear of men
Name of the PhobiaCauses of the Phobia
AnthophobiaFear 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
ArachnophobiaFear of spiders
Astraphobia Fear of thunder and lightning
AtychiphobiaFear of failure
Autophobia Fear of being alone or isolated or of one\'s self
AutomatonophobiaFear of anything that falsely represents a sentient being
Aviophobia, aviatophobia Fear of flying
BathophobiaFear of depth
BibliophobiaFear of books
BacteriophobiaFear of bacteria.
BrontophobiaFear of Thunder and Lightning
Name of the PhobiaCauses of the Phobia
ChaetophobiaFear of hair
ChemophobiaFear of chemicals
ChiroptophobiaFear of bats
ChromophobiaFear of bright colors
ChronophobiaFear of time and time moving forward
Cibophobia, sitophobiaAversion to food, synonymous to anorexia nervosa
ClaustrophobiaFear of having no escape and being closed in
CoulrophobiaFear of clowns ( not restricted to evil clowns )
CyberphobiaFear of or aversion to computers and of learning new technologies
DecidophobiaFear of making decisions
Dentophobia, odontophobiaFear of dentists and dental procedures
DisposophobiaFear of getting rid of or losing things – sometimes wrongly defined as compulsive hoarding
Dysmorphophobia, or body dysmorphic disordera phobic obsession with a real or imaginary body defect
EmetophobiaFear of vomiting
ErgasiophobiaFear of work or functioning, or a surgeon\'s Fear of operating
ErgophobiaFear of work or functioning
ErotophobiaFear of sexual love or sexual abuse
ErythrophobiaPathological blushing
Friggatriskaidekaphobia, paraskavedekatriaphobia, paraskevidekatriaphobiaFear of Friday the 13th
FrigophobiaFear of becoming too cold
GamophobiaFear of marriage, commitment
GelotophobiaFear of being laughed at
GephyrophobiaFear of bridges
Genophobia, coitophobiaFear of sexual intercourse
GerascophobiaFear of growing old or aging
GerontophobiaFear of growing old, or a hatred or Fear of the elderly
GlobophobiaFear of balloons, or balloons popping, a branch of phonophobia
GlossophobiaFear of speaking in public or of trying to speak
GymnophobiaFear of nudity
GynophobiaFear of women
Hadephobia, stigiophobia, stygiophobiaFear of Hell
HalitophobiaFear of bad breath
HaphephobiaFear of being touched
HeliophobiaFear of sunlight
Hemophobia, haemophobiaFear of blood
HexakosioihexekontahexaphobiaFear of the number 666
HoplophobiaFear of weapons, specifically firearms ( generally a political term but the clinical phobia is also documented )
HylophobiaFear of trees, forests or wood
Hypnophobia, somniphobiaFear of sleep
Name of the PhobiaCauses of the Phobia
IchthyophobiaFear of fish, including Fear of eating fish, or Fear of dead fish
IpovlopsychophobiaFear of having one’s photograph taken
LipophobiaFear or avoidance of fats in food
MelissophobiaFear of bees
Musophobia, murophobia, suriphobiaFear of mice and / or rats
MyrmecophobiaFear of ants
MysophobiaFear of germs, contamination or dirt
NecrophobiaFear of death and / or the dead
Neophobia, cainophobia, cainotophobia, centophobia, kainolophobia, kainophobiaFear of newness, novelty
NomophobiaFear of being out of mobile phone contact
NosocomephobiaFear of hospitals
NosophobiaFear of contracting a disease
Nyctophobia, achluophobia, lygophobia, scotophobiaFear of darkness
ObesophobiaFear of obesity
OikophobiaFear of home surroundings and household appliances
OmbrophobiaFear of rain
OmphalophobiaFear of navels
OphthalmophobiaFear of being stared at
OrnithophobiaFear of birds
Osmophobia, olfactophobiaFear of bad odours
PanphobiaFear of everything or constant Fear of an unknown cause
PapaphobiaFear of the Pope
PediophobiaFear of dolls ( a branch of automatonophobia: Fear of humanoid figures )
PhagophobiaFear of swallowing
PharmacophobiaFear of medications
PhilophobiaFear of love
PhobophobiaFear of having a phobia or of Fear
PhonophobiaFear of loud sounds
PogonophobiaFear of beards
PyrophobiaFear of fire
RadiophobiaFear of radioactivity or X - rays
SesquipedalophobiaFear of long words
ScopophobiaFear of being looked at or stared at
SociophobiaFear of people or social situations
SomniphobiaFear of sleep
SpectrophobiaFear of ghosts and phantoms
StygiophobiaFear of Hell

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Name of the PhobiaCauses of the Phobia
Taphophobia, taphephobiaFear of the grave, or Fear of being placed in a grave while still alive
TechnophobiaFear of technology ( see also Luddite )
Telephone phobiaFear or reluctance of making or taking telephone calls
TetraphobiaFear of the number 4
ThalassophobiaFear of the sea, or Fear of being in the ocean
ThanatophobiaFear of dying
ThermophobiaFear of heat
TokophobiaFear of childbirth or pregnancy
Traumatophobiaa synonym for injury phobia: Fear of having an injury
Triskaidekaphobia, terdekaphobiaFear of the number 13
Trypanophobia, belonephobia, enetophobiaFear of needles or injections
TrypophobiaFear of holes
TurophobiaFear of cheese
Uranophobia, ouranophobiaFear of Heaven
Workplace phobiaFear of the workplace
XanthophobiaFear of the yellow colour
XenophobiaFear of strangers, foreigners, or aliens
Xylophobia, hylophobia, ylophobiaFear of trees, forests or wood

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