Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gerontophobia: The Fear of the Elderly or of Growing Old


Gerontophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the elderly or of growing old. This is an extreme fear dislike or hatred of the elderly.  Gerontophobia is also known as Gerascophobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Gerontophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Germanophobia: The Fear of Germany or German Culture


 Germanophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Germany or German culture.  This is an extreme fear, dislike or hatred of Germany, it’s people and it’s culture.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Germanophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Eurotophobia: The Fear of Female Genitalia


Eurotophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of female genitalia.  This phobia can affect men and women.  It has a significant impact on sexual relationships.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Eurotophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Erythrophobia: The Fear of Blushing


Erythrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of blushing, red lights and the color red.  It is also known as Erytophobia and Ereuthrophobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Erythrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Eremophobia: The Fear of Solitude


Eremophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of solitude, stillness and deserted places.  Those who suffer from this phobia take extreme measures to avoid being alone.  Some will even get pregnant so that they will have someone who depends on them.  Eremophobia can be triggered by trauma or a loss of a loved one.  It is also known as Eremitophobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Eremophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Epistemophobia: The Fear of Knowledge


Epistemophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of knowledge. 
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Epistemophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Epistaxiophobia: The Fear of Nosebleeds


Epistaxiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of nosebleeds.  Nosebleeds can be a sign of a serious illness so this alone could trigger it.  Those who suffer from this phobia may also fear having a nosebleed in public.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Epistaxiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Dutchphobia: The Fear of the Dutch


Dutchphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the Dutch.  Those who suffer from this phobia may fear Dutch customs, the way they dress or the festivals that they participate in.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Dutchphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Domatophobia: The Fear of Houses


Domatophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of houses or being in a house.  Those who suffer from this phobia feel that houses are oppressive or dangerous.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Domatophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Automatonophobia: The Fear of Ventriloquist's Dummies, Animatronic Creatures, Wax Statues Etc.


Automatonophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues and anything that represents a sentient being.
A phobia is a strong, persistent of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Automatonophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Automysophobia: The Fear of Being Dirty


Automysophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of being dirty, unclean or smelling bad.  Those who suffer from this phobia may wash excessively.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Automysophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Autophobia: The Fear of Being Alone


Autophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of being alone or isolated and of being egotistical.  It can also mean to fear oneself and is associated with self-hatred.  Those who suffer from this phobia feel alone, ignored, unloved or threatened by intruders even when they are not physically alone.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Autophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Aviophobia: The Fear of Flying


Aviophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of flying.  Those who suffer from this phobia fear that the plane they are on will crash and they will die.  This phobia can be caused by being on a plane that has technical issues during flight or by seeing or hearing about plane crashes. Aviophobia is also known as Aviatophobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Aviophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dipsophobia: The Fear of Drinking Alcohol


Dipsophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of drinking alcohol.  Those who suffer from this phobia have a fear addiction and the effects it will have on their life.  This is one phobia that has a potential to improve the quality of life rather than making it worse.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Dipsophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Cyclophobia: The Fear of Bicycles


Cyclophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of bicycles.  This phobia can be caused by never learning how to ride a bicycle as a child.  Other causes are seeing or being in a bad accident on a bicycle or being startled by someone passing by on a bicycle.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Cyclophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Crystallophobia: The Fear of Crystals or Glass


Crystallophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of crystals or glass.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Crystallophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Cryophobia: The Fear of Extreme Cold, Ice or Frost


Cryophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of extreme cold, ice or frost. This includes cold weather and cold objects.  Those who suffer from this phobia will avoid cold foods and ice cubes.  They may dress warmer than necessary and will usually live in warmer climates.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Cryophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Consecotaleophobia: The Fear of Chopsticks


Consecotaleophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of chopsticks.  This phobia may be triggered by the inability to use them. Another possible trigger is racism towards the cultures that use chopsticks.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Consecotaleophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Autodysomophobia: The Fear of One that has a Vile Oder


Autodysomophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of one that has a vile odor.  Those who suffer from this phobia will avoid confined places like subways where they may encounter people who smell bad.  They may also wash excessively and avoid social situations because they fear they smell bad.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Autodysomophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Auroraphobia: The Fear of Northern Lights


Auroraphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the Northern Lights and/or the Southern Lights.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Auroraphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Aurophobia: The Fear of Gold


Aurophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of gold.  Those who suffer from this phobia have an intense and irrational dislike of gold.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Aurophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Atychiphobia: The Fear of Failure


Atychiphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of failure.  Those who suffer from this phobia will not take any kind of risks because they are terrified to fail.  They live life simply existing and never accomplishing anything.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Atychiphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Atomosophobia: The Fear of Atomic Explosions


Atomosophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of atomic explosions.  This has become a fairly common phobia.  Everyone feels some fear at the thought of atomic explosions, but those with Atomosophobia let this fear control their lives.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Atomosophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Gephyrophobia: The Fear of Crossing Bridges


Gephyrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of crossing bridges.  Those who suffer from this phobia will go miles out of their way to avoid bridges.  Gephyrophobia is so common that there are a lot of places that have big bridges have tow trucks or chauffeurs in place to get panic-stricken drivers across the bridge.  Gephyrophobia is also known as Gephydrophobia and Gephysrophobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Gephyrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Genuphobia: The Fear of Knees


Genuphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of knees.  Those who suffer from this phobia can’t look at, feel or touch knees without having severe anxiety attacks.  Stephanie Cockerill suffers from Genuphobia.  Read her story here.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Genuphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gallophobia: The Fear of France or French Culture


Gallophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of France or French culture.  It is also known as Galiophobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Gallophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Entomophobia: The Fear of Insects


Entomophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of insects.  Those who suffer from this Phobia constantly clean and spray pesticides.  They may also seal off doors and windows.  Entomophobia is also known as Entophobia.  Similar phobias include Acarophobia, the fear of itching or insects that cause itching, Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders and Scabiophobia, the fear of scabies.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Entomophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Enosiophobia: The Fear of Committing an Unpardonable Sin


Enosiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of committing an unpardonable sin or of criticism.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Enosiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Enochlophobia: The Fear of Crowds


Enochlophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of crowds.  Those who suffer from this phobia fear being trampled, germs and getting lost in large crowds. This phobia is related to Demophobia and Agoraphobia. 
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Enochlophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Dextrophobia: The Fear of Objects to the Right Side of the Body


Dextrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of objects at the right side of the body.  This phobia is closely related to Levophobia, the fear of things to the left side of the body.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Dextrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Dermatosiophobia: The Fear of Skin Disease


Dermatosiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of skin disease.  This phobia is closely related to Dermataphobia, the fear of skin lesions.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Dermatosiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Cremnophobia: The Fear of Precipices


Cremnophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of precipices or steep cliffs.  Those with this phobia fear steep places and being near the edge of cliffs.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Cremnophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Counterphobia: The Preference by a Phobic for Fearful Situations


Counterphobia is the preference by a phobic for fearful situations.  Those with Counterphobia will and actively and purposely seek out situations they are afraid of.  This is their attempt to cope with internal anxiety.  They are almost always in a constant state of “fight or flight”.
 A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Counterphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dentophobia: The Fear of Dentists


Dentophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of dentists.  This is an extremely common phobia and affects approximately 12% of the United States population.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Agoraphobia: The Fear of Crowds


Agoraphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of crowds, bridges and being outside alone.  Those who suffer from this phobia fear places where they may be unable to escape or help may not be available and because of this they rarely leave their homes.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Agoraphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Demophobia: The Fear of Crowds


Demophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of crowds.  Those who suffer from this phobia fear mob-like crowds.  Demophobia is also known as Ochlophobia.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Demophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Dementophobia: The Fear of Insanity


Dementopobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of insanity.  Those who suffer from this phobia feel they are losing touch with reality.  Dementophobia can be triggered by a family history of mental illness or severe stress.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Dementophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Coprophobia: The Fear of Feces


Coprophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of feces.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Coprophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Contreltophobia: The Fear of Sexual Abuse


Contreltophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of sexual abuse. Most people who suffer from this phobia have had a past link between emotional trauma and sexual abuse but those with Contreltophobia don’t have to personally experience sexual abuse to suffer from the phobia. It can be triggered by just watching sexual abuse on T.V. Contreltophobia is also known as Agraphobia.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Contreltophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Coitophobia: The Fear of Coitus


Coitophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of coitus or sexual intercourse.  Coitophobia may be caused by a sexual trauma such as rape or molestation. Every time the person attempts to engage in sexual activity they remember the traumatic event and relive it all over again. It doesn’t matter how much they try to block it out, it’s there.  This phobia may also be caused by medical conditions that make sexual intercourse painful.  Coitophobia is also known as Genophobia.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Coitophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Athazagoraphobia: The Fear of Being Forgotten, Ignored or Forgetting


Athazagoraphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of being forgotten, ignored or forgetting.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Athazagoraphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Atephobia: The Fear of Ruin or Ruins


Atephobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of ruin or ruins.  Those who suffer from this phobia may fear being ruined financially or socially or they may fear the ruins caused by a natural disaster such as an earthquake, hurricane or fire.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Atephobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Ataxiophobia: The Fear of Ataxia


Ataxiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of ataxia or muscle incoordination. 

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Ataxiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Felinophobia: The Fear of Cats


Felinophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of cats.  It is also known as Galeophobia, Gatophobia, Elurophobia and Ailurophobia.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Felinophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Elurophobia: The Fear of Cats


Elurophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of cats.  It is also known as Ailurophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia and Felinophobia.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Elurophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Emetophobia: The Fear of Vomiting


Emetophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of vomiting.  This phobia may be caused by long nights of uncontrollable vomiting or by the embarrassment of vomiting in public.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Emetophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Eleutherophobia: The Fear of Freedom


Eleutherophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of freedom.  Those who have been in prison for a long time may develop this phobia when they are finally released.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Eleutherophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Deipnophobia: The Fear of Dining or Dinner Conversation


Deipnophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of dining or dinner conversation.  Those who suffer from this phobia fear carrying on a conversation while eating.  They prefer and request complete silence while they eat.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Deipnophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Defecaloesiophobia: The Fear of Painful Bowel Movements


Defecaloesiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of painful bowel movements.  In my own opinion it’s clear to see what the main cause of this could be. 

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Defecaloesiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Coimetrophobia: The Fear of Cemeteries


Coimetrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of cemeteries.  Those who suffer with this phobia usually also fear funerals, tombstones and dead bodies.  They will go out of their way to avoid cemeteries.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Coimetrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Cometophobia: The Fear of Comets


Cometophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of comets.  Those who suffer from this phobia especially fear comets that come close to the earth or are expected to in the future.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Cometophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Asymmetriphobia: The Fear of Asymmetrical Things


Asymmetripobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of asymmetrical things.  This phobia usually affects people who are extremely methodical and always have to have everything a certain way.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Asymmetriphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Astrophobia: The Fear of Stars


Astrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of stars or celestial space.  This phobia may be connected to the fear of aliens, fear of the dark or the fear of being away from home.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Astrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ataxophobia: The Fear of Disorder or Untidiness


Ataxophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of disorder or untidiness. Those who suffer from this disorder have to have every aspect of their lives organized.  Ataxophobia may be classified under obsessive-compulsive disorder.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Ataxophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Clinophobia: The Fear of Going to Bed


Clinophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of going to bed.  Those who suffer from this phobia may fear sleep, having nightmares or having to cope with illnesses such as sleep apnea while sleeping.  They also may fear dying while they sleep.  Clinophobia is closely related to Somniphobia.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Clinophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Climacophobia: The Fear of Stairs


Climacophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of stairs. Those who suffer from this phobia especially fear climbing or falling down stairs.  Climacophobia can be caused by falling down stairs, having difficulty climbing stairs or having a panic attack while climbing stairs.  This phobia is closely related to Acrophobia, the fear of heights and Bathmophobia, the fear of stairs and slopes.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Climacophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Cleptophobia: The Fear of Stealing


Cleptophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of stealing.  It can also mean the abnormal and persistent fear of being robbed which is also known as Harpaxophobia. These phobias often occur together.  Cleptophobia is often caused by a negative or traumatic experience. Recovering thieves may develop this phobia because they are afraid they will fall back into their old ways. They may become almost paranoid that they are going to steal something. As with the fear of being robbed, if a person has been robbed before they become extremely fearful that it will happen again and this fear eventually turns into a phobia.  This phobia is also known as Kleptophobia.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Cleptophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cleithrophobia: The Fear of Being Locked in an Enclosed Place


Cleithrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of being locked in an enclosed place.  This one I can relate to a certain extent.  I hate having to get in an elevator because I fear that I will get stuck in it.  If I get locked in a room I instantly panic.  I can’t even watch someone on television stuck in an enclosed space because it makes me nauseous.  Cleithrophobia is also known as Cleisiophobia.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Cleithrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Cibophobia: The Fear of Food


Cibophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of food.  Those who suffer from this phobia will rarely eat food that they do not prepare for themselves and even then they are very selective about what they will eat.  They become obsessive about expiration dates on food and constantly worry about unsanitary preparation.  They may also avoid beef and chicken.  Cibophobia is also known as Sitophobia and Sitiophobia.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Cibophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

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