Types of Phobias

  • Agoraphobia-It is a fear of places or situations you can't escape from.
  • Arachnophobia-Is the fear of spiders and other arachnids. This phobia is quite common, affecting as many as 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men.
  • Ophidiophobia-is the fear of snakes. This phobia is quite common and often attributed to evolutionary causes, personal experiences, or cultural influences.
  • Aerophobia-This refers to the fear of flying.Around 1 out of every 3 people has some level of fear of flying.
  • Cynophobia- It is fear of dogs, is often associated with specific personal experiences such as being bitten by a dog during childhood.
  • Astraphobia-Is a fear of thunder and lightning. People with this phobia experience feelings of fear when they encounter such weather-related phenomena.
  • Trypanophobia- Is the fear of injections, a condition that can sometimes cause people to avoid medical treatments and doctors.
  • Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)- This involves the fear of social situations and can be quite debilitating.
  • Mysophobia- It is the excessive fear of germs and dirt, can lead people to engage in extreme cleaning, compulsive hand-washing, etc.
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