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Common Phobias - A to Z of phobias


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  1. Acrophobia - Fear of heights.
  2. Agoraphobia - Fear of open or crowded spaces.
  3. Alektorophobia - Fear of chickens.
  4. Ailurophobia or Gatophobia - Fear of cats.




  5. Anatidaephobia - Fear of ducks.
  6. Androphobia - Fear of men.
  7. Anthropophobia - Fear of people.
  8. Apiphobia - Fear of bees.
  9. Arachnophobia - Fear of spiders.
  10. Astraphobia - Fear of thunder/lightning
  11. Atychiphobia - Fear of failure.
  12. Catoptrophobia - Fear of mirrors.
  13. Chronophobia - Fear of the future.
  14. Claustrophobia - Fear of small spaces.
  15. Cynophobia - Fear of dogs.
  16. Didaskaleinophobia - Fear of school.
  17. Disposophobia - Fear of getting rid of stuff.
  18. Dromophobia – fear of crossing the street.
  19. Enochlophobia - Fear of crowds.
  20. Entomophobia - Fear of insects.
  21. Ergophobia - Fear of work.
  22. Galeophobia - Fear of sharks.
  23. Galophobia – fear of the French.
  24. Gamophobia - Fear of marriage or commitment.
  25. Gephyrophobia - Fear of bridges.
  26. Globophobia - Fear of balloons.
  27. Glossophobia - Fear of public speaking.
  28. Gynophobia - Fear of women.
  29. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - Fear of long words.
  30. Hemophobia - Fear of blood.
  31. Ichthyophobia - Fear of fish.
  32. Koumpounophobia - Fear of buttons.
  33. Iatrophobia - Fear of doctors.
  34. Monophobia - Fear of being alone.
  35. Musophobia - Fear of mice.
  36. Mysophobia - Fear of germs.
  37. Nosocomephobia - Fear of hospitals.
  38. Odontophobia - Fear of dentists.
  39. Ombrophobia - Fear of rain.
  40. Omphalophobia - Fear of belly buttons.
  41. Ophidiophobia - Fear of snakes.
  42. Ornithophobia - Fear of birds.
  43. Paraskevidekatriaphobia - Fear of Friday the 13th.
  44. Phobophobia - Fear of fear.
  45. Pogonophobia - Fear of beards.
  46. Samhainophobia - Fear of Halloween
  47. Sciaphobia – fear of shadows.
  48. Scelerophobia - Fear of crime.
  49. Scoleciphobia - Fear of worms.
  50. Scotophobia – fear of the dark.
  51. Sinophobia – Fear of China or the Chinese.
  52. Spheksophobia - Fear of wasps.
  53. Taphophobia - Fear of being buried alive.
  54. Tokophobia - Fear of pregnancy.
  55. Thanatophobia - Fear of death.
  56. Theophobia - Fear of God or religion.
  57. Triskaidekaphobia - Fear of the number 13
  58. Trypophobia - Fear of holes.
  59. Trypanophobia - Fear of needles.
  60. Vehophobia - Fear of driving.
  61. Xenophobia - Fear of foreigners.
  62. Zoophobia - Fear of animals.


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