Phobias-Got One!


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Apr 17, 2002
The word "phobia" is a term that refers to a group of symptoms brought on by feared objects or situations.

A phobia is a persistent, irrational fear that causes a person to feel intense anxiety.

People develop phobias about many things like darkness, social situations, spiders, or blood. Agoraphobia, one of the most common phobias, involves the fear of open places. A person with agoraphobia feels anxious in places where it would be hard to escape, like being in a crowd, standing in line, being on a bridge or traveling in a car. In extreme cases, they are so immobilized by fear that they become a prisoner in their own home.

Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders, which affect people of all ages, at all income levels and in all geographic locations, according to a study by American the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), between 5.1 and 21.5 percent of Americans suffer form Phobias. Broken down by age and gender, the NIMH study found phobias were the most common psychiatric illness among women in all age groups and the second most common illness among men older than 25.

In some people, the response to a phobia can be fairly mild. For example, a person who has a phobia about flying might simply avoid airplanes. In other people, the phobia causes, or arises from, full-blown panic attacks with symptoms such as shortness of breath, sweating, irregular heartbeats and the shakes. Just why a person develops a particular phobia is not always clear. There appear to be both biological and psychological reasons. Psychologists classify phobias with other anxiety-caused problems and theorize they are a response to separation or loss. Heredity appears to play a role, and so does brain chemistry.

<b>A </b>
ablutophobia: washing or bathing
acarophobia: itching
acerophobia: sourness
achluophobia: darkness
acousticophobia: noise
acrophobia: heights
aeroacrophobia: open high places
aeronausiphobia: vomiting secondary to airsickness
aerophobia: drafts, air
aeruophobia: flying
agliophobia: pain
agoraphobia: open spaces
agraphobia: sexual abuse
agrizoophobia: wild animals
agyrophobia: streets or crossing the street
aichmophobia: needles or pointed objects
ailurophobia: cats
albuminurophobia: kidney disease
alektorophobia: chickens
algophobia: pain
alliumphobia: garlic
allodoxaphobia: opinions
altophobia: heights
amathophobia: dust
amaxophobia: riding in a car, or vehicles
ambulophobia: walking
amnesiphobia: amnesia
amychophobia: scratches or being scratched
anablephobia: looking up
ancraophobia: wind
androphobia: men
anemophobia: air drafts or wind
anginophobia: angina, choking or narrowness
Anglophobia: England, English culture, etc
angrophobia: becoming angry
ankylophobia: immobility of a joint
anthophobia: flowers
anthrophobia: people
anthropophobia: people or society
antlophobia: floods
anuptaphobia: staying single
apeirophobia: infinity
aphenphosmphobia: being touched
apiphobia: bees
apotemnophobia: persons with amputations
arachibutyrophobia: peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
arachnophobia: spiders
arithmophobia: numbers
arrhenphobia: men
arsonphobia: fire
asthenophobia: fainting or weakness
astraphobia: thunder and lightning
astrophobia: stars and celestial space
asymmetriphobia: asymmetrical things
ataxiophobia: ataxia (muscular incoordination)
ataxophobia: disorder or untidiness
atelophobia: imperfection
atephobia: ruin or ruins
athazagoraphobia: being forgotten or ignored
atomosophobia: atomic explosions
atychiphobia: failure
aulophobia: flutes
aurophobia: gold
auroraphobia: northern lights
autodysomophobia: one that has a vile odor
automatonophobia: ventiloquist dummies or wax statues
automysophobia: being dirty
autophobia: being alone or of oneself
aviophobia: flying
bacillophobia: microbes
bacteriophobia: bacteria
bactrachophobia: reptiles
ballistophobia: missles or bullets
barophobia: gravity
basophobia: inability to stand
bathophobia: depth
batonophobia: plants
batophobia: heights
batrachophobia: amphibians
belonephobia: pins and needles
bibliophobia: books
blennophobia: slime
bogyphobia: the bogeyman
Bolshephobia: Bolsheviks
botanophobia: plants
bromidrosiphobia: body smells
brontophobia: thunder and lightning
bufonophobia: toads
cacophobia: ugliness
cainophobia: newness, novelty
caligynephobia: beautiful women
carcinophobia: cancer
cardiophobia: the heart
carnophobia: meat
catagelophobia: being ridiculed
catapedaphobia: jumping from high and low places
cathisophobia: sitting
catoptrophobia: mirrors
cenophobia: new things or ideas
ceraunophobia: thunder
chaetophobia: hair
cheimaphobia or cheimatophobia: cold
chemophobia: chemicals
cherophobia: gaiety
chionophobia: snow
chiraptophobia: being touched
cholerophobia: anger
chorophobia: dancing
chrometophobia: money
chromophobia: colors
chronomentrophobia: clocks
chronophobia: time
cibophobia: food
claustrophobia: enclosed spaces
cleisiophobia: being locked in
cleptophobia: stealing
climacophobia: stairs
clinophobia: going to bed
clithrophobia: being enclosed
cnidophobia: stings
coimetrophobia: cemeteries
cometophobia: comets
contreltophobia: sexual abuse
coprastasophobia: constipation
coprophobia: feces
coulrophobia: clowns
cremnophobia: precipices
cryophobia: extreme cold, ice or frost
crystallophobia: crystals or glass
cyberphobia: computers or working on a computer
cyclophobia: bicycles
cymophobia: waves or wave like motions
cynophobia: dogs
decidophobia: making decisions
defecaloesiophobia: painful bowel movements
deipnophobia: dining
dementophobia: insanity
demonophobia: demons
demophobia: crowds (Agoraphobia)
dendrophobia: trees
dentophobia: dentists
dermatophobia: skin lesions
dermatosiophobia: skin disease
dextrophobia: objects at the right side of the body
diabetophobia: diabetes
didaskaleinophobia: going to school
dikephobia: justice
dinophobia: dizziness
diplophobia: double vision
dipsophobia: drinking
dishabiliophobia: undressing in front of someone
domatophobia: houses or being in a house
doraphobia: fur or skins of animals
dromophobia: crossing streets
dutchphobia: the dutch
dysmorphophobia: deformity
dystychiphobia: accidents
<b>E </b>
ecclesiophobia: church
eicophobia: home surroundings
eisoptrophobia: mirrors or seeing oneself in a mirror
electrophobia: electricity
eleutherophobia: freedom
elurophobia: cats (Ailurophobia)
emetophobia: vomiting
enetophobia: pins
enochlophobia: crowds
enosiophobia: committing an unpardonable sin
entomophobia: insects
eosophobia: dawn or daylight
epistaxiophobia: nosebleeds
epistemophobia: knowledge
equinophobia: horses
eremophobia: being oneself
ereuthrophobia: blushing
ergasiophobia: surgical instruments
ergophobia: work
erotophobia: sexual love
erythrophobia: the color red
euphobia: hearing good news
eurotophobia: female genitalia
febriphobia: fever
felinophobia: cats
Francophobia: france, french culture
frigophobia: cold
galeophobia: cats
gallophobia or galiophobia: fear France, French culture
gamophobia: marriage
gatophobia: cats
geliophobia: laughter
geniophobia: chins
genophobia: sex
genuphobia: knees
gephyrophobia: crossing bridges
gerascophobia: growing old
germanophobia: Germany, German culture
gerontophobia: old people or of growing old
geumaphobia: taste
glossophobia: speaking in public
gnosiophobia: knowledge
graphophobia: writing
gymnophobia: nudity
gynophobia: women
hadephobia: hell
hagiophobia: saints or holy things
hamartophobia: sinning
haphephobia: being touched
harpaxophobia: being robbed
hedonophobia: feeling pleasure
heliophobia: the sun
hellenologophobia: Greek terms
helminthophobia: worms
hemophobia: blood
herpetophobia: reptiles
heterophobia: the opposite sex (sexophobia)
hierophobia: priests
hippophobia: horses
hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: long words
hobophobia: bums or beggars
hodophobia: road travel
homichlophobia: fog
homilophobia: sermons
hominophobia: men
homophobia: homosexuality
hoplophobia: firearms
hormephobia: shock
hydrargyophobia: mercurial medicines
hydrophobia: water
hydrophobophobia: rabies
hyelophobia or hyalophobia: glass
hygrophobia: liquids, dampness, or moisture
hylephobia: materialism
hylophobia: forests
hypegiaphobia: responsibility
hypnophobia: sleep
hypsiphobia: height
iatrophobia: doctors
ichthyophobia: fish
ideophobia: ideas
illyngophobia: veritgo
insectophobia: insects
iophobia: poison
isolophobia: solitude, being alone
isopterophobia: termites
ithyphallophobia: erection
Japanophobia: Japanese
Judeophobia: Jews
kainolophobia: novelty
kakorraphiaphobia: failure
katagelophobia: ridicule
kathisophobia: sitting down
kenophobia: voids
keraunophobia: thunder
kinetophobia: movement or motion
kleptophobia: stealing
koinoniphobia: rooms
koniophobia: dust (Amathophobia)
kopophobia: fatigue
kosmikophobia: cosmic phenomenon
kymophobia: waves
kynophobia: rabies
kyphophobia: stooping
lachanophobia: vegetables
laliophobia: speaking
leprophobia: leprosy
leukophobia: the color white
levophobia: things to the left side of the body
ligyrophobia: loud noises
lilapsophobia: tornadoes and hurricanes
limnophobia: lakes
linonophobia: string
liticaphobia: lawsuits
lockiophobia: childbirth
logizomechanophobia: computers
logophobia: words
luiphobia: syphillis
lutraphobia: otters
lygophobia: darkness
lyssophobia: rabies or of becoming mad
macrophobia: long waits
mageirocophobia: cooking
maieusiophobia: childbirth
malaxophobia: love play
maniaphobia: insanity
mastigophobia: punishment
mechanophobia: machines
megalophobia: large things
melanophobia: the color black
melissophobia: bees
melophobia: fear or hatred of music
meningitophobia: brain disease
menophobia: menstruation
merinthophobia: being bound or tied up
metallophobia: metal
metathesiophobia: changes
meteorophobia: meteors
methyphobia: alcohol
metrophobia: fear or hatred of poetry
microbiophobia: microbes (bacillophobia)
microphobia: small things
misophobia: being contaminated with dirt of germs
mnemophobia: memories
molysmophobia: dirt or contamination
monopathophobia: definite disease
monophobia: solitude or being alone
motorphobia: automobiles
mottephobia: moths
musophobia: mice
mycophobia: fear or aversion to mushrooms
mycrophobia: small things
myctophobia: darkness
myrmecophobia: ants
mysophobia: germs or contamination or dirt
mythophobia: myths or stories or false statements
myxophobia: slime (blennophobia)
nebulaphobia: fog (homichlophobia)
necrophobia: death
nelophobia: glass
neopharmaphobia: new drugs
neophobia: anything new
nephophobia: clouds
noctiphobia: the night
nomatophobia: names
nosemaphobia: illness
nosocomephobia: hospitals
nosophobia: disease
nostophobia: returning home
novercaphobia: step-mothers
nucleomituphobia: nuclear weapons
nudophobia: nudity
numerophobia: numbers
nyctophobia: the dark or of night
obesophobia: gaining weight
ochlophobia: crowds or mobs
ochophobia: vehicles
octophobia: the figure 8
odontophobia: dental surgery
odynophobia: pain
oenophobia: wines
oikophobia: home surroundings, house
olfactophobia: smells
ombrophobia: rain
ommetaphobia: eyes
oneirogmophobia: wet dreams
oneirophobia: dreams
onomatophobia: hearing a certain word
ophidiophobia: snakes
ophthalmophobia: being stared at
optophobia: opening one's eyes
ornithophobia: birds
orthophobia: property
osmophobia: smells or odors
osphresiophobia: smells
ostraconophobia: shellfish
ouranophobia: heaven
pagophobia: ice or frost
panophobia: everything
panthophobia: disease
pantophobia: fears
Papaphobia: the pope
papyrophobia: paper
paralipophobia: neglecting duty
paraphobia: sexual perversion
parasitophobia: parasites
paraskavedekatriaphobia: Friday the 13th
parthenophobia: virgins or young girls
parturiphobia: childbirth
pathophobia: disease
patroiophobia: heredity
peccatophobia: sinning (imaginary crime)
pediculophobia: lice
pediophobia: dolls
pedophobia: children
peladophobia: bald people
pellagrophobia: pellagra
peniaphobia: poverty
pentheraphobia: mother-in-law
phagophobia: swallowing
phalacrophobia: becoming bald
phallophobia: a *****, esp erect
pharmacophobia: taking medicine
pharmacophobia: drugs
phasmophobia: ghosts
phengophobia: daylight or sunshine
philemaphobia: kissing
philophobia: falling in love
philosophobia: philosophy
phobophobia: one's own fears
phonophobia: noises or voices
photoaugliaphobia: glaring lights
photophobia: light
phronemophobia: thinking
phthiriophobia: lice (pediculophobia)
phthisiophobia: tuberculosis
pinigerophobia: smothering
placophobia: tombstones
plutophobia: wealth
pluviophobia: rain or of being rained on
pneumatiphobia: spirits
pnigophobia: choking or being smothered
pocrescophobia: gaining weight (obesophobia)
pogonophobia: beards
poinephobia: punishment
poliosophobia: contracting poliomyelitis
politicophobia: politicians
polyphobia: many things
ponophobia: overworking or of pain
porphyrophobia: the color purple
potamophobia: rivers or running water
potophobia: alcohol
proctophobia: rectum
prosophobia: progress
psellismophobia: stuttering
psychophobia: mind
psychrophobia: cold
pteromerhanophobia: flying
pteronophobia: being tickled by feathers
pupaphobia: puppets pyrexiophobia
pyrophobia: fire
<b>R </b>
radiophobia: radiation, x-rays
ranidaphobia: frogs
rhabdophobia: being severely punished or beaten by a rod
rhypophobia: defecation
rhytiphobia: getting wrinkles
rupophobia: dirt
Russophobia: Russians
samhainophobia: Halloween
sarmassophobia: love play
satanophobia: satan
scabiophobia: scabies
scelerophibia: bad men, burglars
schlionophobia: school
sciophobia: shadows
scoleciphobia: worms
scolionophobia: school
scopophobia: being stared at
scotomaphobia: blindness in visual field
scotophobia: darkness
scriptophobia: writing in public
selaphobia: light flashes
selenophobia: the moon
seplophobia: decaying matter
sesquipedalophobia: long words
sexophobia: the opposite sex
siderodromophobia: trains
siderophobia: stars
sinistrophobia: left-handedness
sinophobia: chinese, chinese culture
sitophobia: food or eating
snakephobia: snakes (ophidiophobia)
soceraphobia: parents-in-law
social phobia: being evaluated negatively
sociophobia: society
somniphobia: sleep
sophophobia: learning
soteriophobia: dependence on others
spacephobia: outer space
spectrophobia: specters or ghosts
spermophobia: germs
sphexsophobia: wasps
stasibasiphobia: standing or walking
staurophobia: crosses or the crucifix
stenophobia: narrow things or places
stygiophobia: hell
suriphobia: mice
symbolophobia: symbolism
symmetrophobia: symmetry
syngenesophobia: relatives
syphilophobia: syphilis
tachophobia: speed
taeniophobia or teniophobia: tapeworms
taphephobia: being buried alive
tapinophobia: being contagious
taurophobia: bulls
technophobia: technology
teleophobia: definate plans
telephonophobia: telephones
telosphobia: being last
teratophobia: bearing a deformed child
testophobia: taking tests
tetanophobia: lockjaw, tetanus
teutophobia: German or German things
textophobia: certain fabrics
thaasophobia: sitting
thalassophobia: the ocean
thanatophobia: death or dying
theatrophobia: theatres
theologicophobia: theology
theophobia: god(s) or religion
thermophobia: heat
tocophobia: childbirth
tomophobia: surgical operations
tonitrophobia: thunder
topophobia: performing (stage fright)
toxiphobia: poison
traumatophobia: injury
tremophobia: trembling
trichinophobia: trichinosis
trichopathophobia: hair
triskaidekaphobia: the number 13
tropophobia: moving or making changes
trypanophobia: injections
tuberculophobia: tuberculosis
tyrannophobia: tyrants
uranophobia: heaven
urophobia: urine or urinating
vaccinophobia: vaccination
venustraphobia: beautiful women
verbophobia: words
verminophobia: germs
vestiphobia: clothing
virginitiphobia: rape
vitricophobia: step-fathers
Walloonphobia: the Walloons
wiccaphobia: witches and witchcraft
xanthophobia: the color yellow
xenophobia: strangers
xerophobia: dryness
xylophobia: forests
zelophobia: jealousy
zemmiphobia: the great mole rat
zeusophobia: God or gods
zoophobia: animals


Gone but Never Forgotten
Jun 2, 2002
I have extremopostophobia: the fear of really long posts! :rolleyes:


Thread Starter
Always remembered in our hearts
Apr 17, 2002
Jim: I have catagelophobia! So :p :p :p to you! :D


Thread Starter
Always remembered in our hearts
Apr 17, 2002
catagelophobia: Fear of ridicule! It's the only thing I could find on the list to reply to Jimbo with! :) I actually have no fears....except of death....spiders....flying.....


Jan 6, 2003
WOW !!!
I had no idea that there were so many scientific phobias.

I think there's a few you forgot;
Please understand, this is just to be funny.:D

Muldaphobia - fear of Liberalism
plschwartzaphobia - fear of Conservatism
Repaphobia - fear of Politicians
Randaphobia - fear of posting in the Random section of TSG
Supportaphobia - fear of posting in the support sections
Jonesiegalphobia - fear of posting in the Flirt thread;)
AcaCandaphobia - fear that hubby will take her away from TSG:eek:
Balzacaphobia - fear of catching Muldaphobia (dbl negative there)
GreenIsaphobia - fear that she may actually be as hot as her picture;)
Jackophobia - Fear of childhood if your parent is M. Jackson
... and finally ....
LANMasteaphobia - fear of losing Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Bill Romanowski, Rich Gannon, AND Rod woodson in one fell swooop due to retirement and salary caps.:(


I have a fear of posting in public forums....

No matter how hard I try, I just can't bring myself to..............



Ummmmm..................nevermind. :D


Thread Starter
Always remembered in our hearts
Apr 17, 2002
maxx: You have gottagetmyhandsonjonesiegirlfastasicanaphobia! :D But I see you're fighting the phobia just fine in the flirt thread! :D


Jan 6, 2003
Originally posted by angelize56:
maxx: You have gottagetmyhandsonjonesiegirlfastasicanaphobia! :D But I see you're fighting the phobia just fine in the flirt thread! :D


Thread Starter
Always remembered in our hearts
Apr 17, 2002
LAN: You have: gottapostinpoliticalthreadswhetheranyonelselikesmyopinionsornotaphobia! :D But you are successfully conquering that phobia! :D


Jan 6, 2003
Originally posted by angelize56:
LAN: You have: gottapostinpoliticalthreadswhetheranyonelselikesmyopinionsornotaphobia! :D But you are successfully conquering that phobia! :D
Dang ... yer gooood! :D
But that would imply that I am afraid to express my opinion.
Happily I don't have;
That'd be bad. :D

See, I cannot hold a candle to you.;)
May 26, 2002
Since we have taken this to a humor type end....

I actually do have batophobia (fear of heights), yet I love to fly, and am a licensed pilot.

It is the irony that is truely me.

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