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Phobias-Got One!

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by angelize56, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

    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
  2. pyritechips

    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jun 2, 2002
    First Name:
    I have extremopostophobia: the fear of really long posts! :rolleyes:
  3. Jonesiegirl

    Jonesiegirl Guest

    lol Jim... that was great! :D
  4. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2002
    Jim: I have catagelophobia! So :p :p :p to you! :D
  5. Jonesiegirl

    Jonesiegirl Guest

    care to 'splain lucy? :confused: :)
  6. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

    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.....
  7. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned

    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.:(
  8. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned

    Jan 6, 2003
    Angelize wrote;
    Is that really one of ther phobias? LMAO!
  9. maxximilian

    maxximilian Guest

    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
  10. maxximilian

    maxximilian Guest

    Doctor, doctor..........I'm cured! :D
  11. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2002
    maxx: You have gottagetmyhandsonjonesiegirlfastasicanaphobia! :D But I see you're fighting the phobia just fine in the flirt thread! :D
  12. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned

    Jan 6, 2003
  13. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2002
    LAN: You have: gottapostinpoliticalthreadswhetheranyonelselikesmyopinionsornotaphobia! :D But you are successfully conquering that phobia! :D
  14. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned

    Jan 6, 2003
    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.;)
  15. ComputerFix


    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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