A phobia is an irrational, persistent fear of certain situations, objects, activities, or persons. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive, unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. When the fear is beyond one’s control, or if the fear is interfering with daily life, then a diagnosis under one of the anxiety disorders can be made
Different kinds of Phobia
Acrophobia, Altophobia — fear of heights.
Agoraphobia — fear of a place or event where escape is impossible or when help is unavailiable.
Algophobia — fear of pain.
Androphobia — fear of males.
Anthropomorphobia — fear or dislike of anthropomorphic traits.
Aquaphobia, Hydrophobia — fear of water, specifically the morbid fear of drowning.
Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia, Keraunophobia — fear of thunder, lightning and storms; especially common in young children.
Aviophobia, Aviatophobia — fear of flying.
Bacillophobia, Bacteriophobia, Microbiophobia — fear of microbes and bacteria.
Bathophobia — fear of depth.
Cibophobia, Sitophobia — aversion to food, synonymous to Anorexia nervosa.
Claustrophobia — fear of confined spaces.
Clinophobia — fear of going to bed or falling asleep.
Coulrophobia — fear of clowns (not restricted to evil clowns).
Dental phobia, Dentophobia, Odontophobia — fear of dentists and dental procedures.
Dysmorphophobia, or body dysmorphic disorder — a phobic obsession with a real or imaginary body defect.
Emetophobia — fear of vomiting.
Ergasiophobia, Ergophobia — fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon’s fear of operating.
Erotophobia — fear of sexual love or sexual questions.
Erythrophobia — pathological blushing.
Genophobia, Coitophobia — fear of sexual intercourse.
Glossophobia — fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
Gymnophobia — fear of nudity.
Hoplophobia — fear of firearms (guns).
Heliophobia — fear of sunlight.
Hemophobia, Haemophobia — fear of blood.
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia — fear of the number 666.
Lalophobia, Laliophobia — fear of speaking.
Ligyrophobia — fear of loud noises.
Mysophobia — fear of germs, contamination or dirt.
Necrophobia — fear of death, the dead.
Neophobia, Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia — fear of newness, novelty.
Nyctophobia, Achluophobia, Lygophobia, Scotophobia — fear of darkness.
Osmophobia, Olfactophobia — fear of smells.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia, Paraskevidekatriaphobia, Friggatriskaidekaphobia — fear of Friday the 13th.
Pyrophobia — fear of fire.
Radiophobia — fear of radiation or X-rays.
Sociophobia — fear/dislike of society or people in general (see also "sociopath").
Taphephobia — fear of the grave, or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive.
Technophobia — fear of technology (see also Luddite).
Tokophobia — fear of childbirth.
Triskaidekaphobia, Terdekaphobia — fear of the number 13.
Trypanophobia — fear of needles, injections or of pointed objects.
Xenophobia — fear of strangers, foreigners, or aliens.
Ailurophobia – fear of cats
Apiphobia, Melissophobia — fear of bees.
Arachnophobia — fear of arachnids, usually specific to spiders.
Chiroptophobia — fear of bats.
Cynophobia — fear of dogs
Entomophobia — fear of insects.
Equinophobia, Hippophobia — fear of horses.
Herpetophobia — fear of reptiles.
Musophobia — fear of mice and/or rats.
Ophidiophobia — fear of snakes.
Ornithophobia — fear of birds.
Zoophobia — a generic term for animal phobias