Phobias List


A phobia is an excessive and irrational fear reaction. If you have a phobia, you may experience a deep sense of dread or panic when you encounter the source of your fear. The fear can be of a certain place, situation, or object. Unlike general anxiety disorders, a phobia is usually connected to something specific.

The impact of a phobia can range from annoying to severely disabling. People with phobias often realize their fear is irrational, but they’re unable to do anything about it. Such fears can interfere with work, school, and personal relationships.

An estimated 19 million Americans have a phobia that causes difficulty in some area of their lives. Seek the help of your doctor if you have a fear that prevents you from leading your fullest life.

Achluophobia the fear of darkness
Acarophobia thefear of itching or of the insects that cause itching
Ablutophobia the fear of washingor bathingAcerophobia the fear of sournessAcousticophobia the fear of noiseAcrophobia the fear of heights
Arophobia the fear of drafts air swallowing or airbourne noxious substances
Aeroacrophobia the fear of openhigh places
Aeronausiphobiathe fear of vomiting secondary to airsicknessAgateophobia the fear of insanityAgliophobia the fear of pain
Agoraphobia the fear of open spaces or of being in crowded publicplaces like marketsleaving a safe placeAgraphobia the fear of sexual abuseAgrizoophobia the fear of wild animals
Agyrophobia the fear ofstreets or crossing the street
Aichmophobia the fear ofneedles or pointed objectsAilurophobia the fear of cats
Albuminurophobia the fear ofkidney diseaseAlektorophobia the fear of chickensAlgophobia the fear of painAlliumphobia the fear of garlicAllodoxaphobia the fear of opinionsAltophobia the fear of heightsAmathophobia the fear of dustAmaxophobia the fear of riding in a carAmbulophobia the fear of walkingAmnesiphobia the fear of amnesia
Amychophobia the fear ofscratches or being scratchedAnablephobia the fear of looking upAncraophobia the fear of windAndrophobia the fear of men
Anemophobia the fear of air draftsor wind
Anginophobia the fear ofangina choking or narrowness
Anglophobia the fear ofEngland or English culture etc
Angrophobia the fear ofanger or of becoming angry
Ankylophobia the fear ofimmobility of a jointAnthrophobia the fear of flowersAnthophobia the fear of flowers
Anthropophobia the fear of peopleor societyAntlophobia the fear of floodsAnuptaphobia the fear of staying singleApeirophobia the fear of infinity
Aphenphosmphobia the fear of beingtouchedHaphephobia the fear of being touchedApiphobia the fear of bees
Apotemnophobia the fear ofpersons with amputations
Arachnephobia the fear of spidersArachnophobia the fear of spidersArithmophobia the fear of numbersArrhenphobia the fear of menArsonphobia the fear of fire
Asthenophobia the fear offainting or weakness
Astraphobia the fear of thunderand lightning
Astrapophobia the fear ofthunder and lightning
Astrophobia the fear of starsor celestial space
Asymmetriphobia the fear ofasymmetrical things
Ataxiophobia the fearof ataxia (muscular incoordination)
Ataxophobia the fear ofdisorder or untidinessAtelophobia the fear of imperfectionAtephobia the fear of ruin or ruins
Athazagoaphobia the fear of being forgotton or ignored or forgetting
Atomosophobia the fear of atomicexplosionsAtychiphobia the fear of failureAulophobia the fear of flutesAurophobia the fear of gold
Auroraphobia the fear of Northernlights
Autodysomophobia thefear of one that has a vile odor
Automatonophobia the fear of ventriloquist’s dummies animatronic creatures wax statuesAutomysophobia the fear of being dirty
Autophobia the fear of beingalone or of oneselfAviophobia the fear of flyingAviatophobia the fear of flyingBacillophobia the fear of microbesBacteriophobia the fear of bacteria
Ballistophobia the fear ofmissiles or bulletsBolshephobia the fear of BolsheviksBarophobia the fear of gravity
Basophobia thefear of Inability to standwalking or falling
Basiphobia thefear of Inability to standwalking or falling
Bathmophobia the fear ofstairs or steep slopesBathophobia the fear of depth
Batophobia thefear of heights or being close to high buildings
Batrchophobia the fear of amphibians such as frogs newts salamanders etc
Belonephobia the fear of pins andneedlesBibliophobia the fear of booksBlennophobia the fear of slime
Bogyphobia the fear of bogeys orthe bogeymanBotanophobia the fear of plants
Bromidrosiphobia the fear of bodysmellsBromidrophobia the fear of body smells
Brontophobia the fear ofthunder and lightningBufonophobia the fear of toadsCacophobia the fear of uglinessCainophobia the fear of newness novelty
Cainotophobia the fear of newnessnovelty
Caligynephobia the fear ofbeautiful womenCancerophobia the fear of cancerCarcinophobia the fear of cancerCardiophobia the fear of the heartCarnophobia the fear of meat
Catagelophobia the fear of beingridiculed
Catapedaphobia thefear of jumping from high and low placesCathisophobia the fear of sittingCatoptrophobia the fear of mirrors
Cenophobia the fear of new thingsor ideas
Centophobia the fear of new thingsor ideas
Ceraunophobia the fear ofthunder and lightning
Keraunophobia the fear ofthunder and lightningChaetophobia the fear of hairCheimaphobia the fear of coldCheimatophobia the fear of cold
Chemophobia thefear of chemicals or working with chemicalsCherophobia the fear of gaietyChionophobia the fear of snow
Chiraptophobia the fear of beingtouchedChirophobia the fear of hands
Cholerophobia the fear of angeror thecholeraChorophobia the fear of dancingChrometophobia the fear of moneyChrematophobia the fear of moneyChromophobia the fear of colorsChromatophobia the fear of colorsChronophobia the fear of timeChronomentrophobia the fear of clocksCibophobia the fear of food
Claustrophobia the fear of confinedspaces
Cleithrophobiathe fear of being locked in an enclosed place
Cleisiophobia thefear of being locked in an enclosed placeCleptophobia the fear of stealing
Climacophobia thefear of stairs climbing or of falling downstairsClinophobia the fear of going to bed
Clithrophobia the fear of beingenclosed
Cleithrophobia the fear of beingenclosedCnidophobia the fear of stingsCometophobia the fear of cometsCoimetrophobia the fear of cemeteriesCoitophobia the fear of coitus
Contreltophobia the fear of sexualabuse
Coprastasophobia the fear ofconstipationCoprophobia the fear of feces
Consecotaleophobia the fear ofchopsticksCoulrophobia the fear of clowns
Conterphobia the fear of The preference by a phobic for fearful situationsCremnophobia the fear of precipices
Cryophobia the fear ofextreme cold ice or frost
Crystallophobia the fear ofcrystals or glass
Cyberphobia thefear of computers or working on a computerCyclophobia the fear of bicycles
Cymophobia the fear of wavesor wave like motions
Kymophobia the fear of wavesor wave like motionsCynophobia the fear of dogs or rabies
Cypridophobia thefear of prostitutes or venereal disease
Cypriphobia the fearof prostitutes or venereal disease
Cyprinophobia thefear of prostitutes or venereal disease
Decidophobia the fear of makingdecisions
Defecaloesiophobia thefear of painful bowels movements
Deipnophobia the fearof dining or dinner conversationsDementophobia the fear of insanityDemonophobia the fear of demonsDaemonophobia the fear of demonsDemophobia the fear of crowdsDendrophobia the fear of treesDentophobia the fear of dentistsDermatophobia the fear of skin lesions
Dermatosiophobia the fear of skindiseaseDermatophobia the fear of skin disease
Dermatopathophobia the fear ofskin disease
Dextrophobiathe fear of objects at the right side of the bodyDiabetophobia the fear of diabetes
Didaskaleinophobia the fear ofgoing to schoolDikephobia the fear of justice
Dinophobia the fear ofdizziness or whirlpoolsDiplophobia the fear of double visionDipsophobia the fear of drinking
Dishabiliophobiathe fear of undressing in front of someone
Domatophobia the fear ofhouses or being in a house
Doraphobia the fear of fur orskins of animals
Doxophobiathe fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise
Dromophobia the fear of crossingstreetsDutchphobia the fear of the DutchDysmorphophobia the fear of deformityDystychiphobia the fear of accidentsEcclesiophobia the fear of churchEcophobia the fear of home
Eicophobia the fear of homesurroundings
Eisoptrophobiathe fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirrorElectrophobia the fear of electricityEleutherophobia the fear of freedomElurophobia the fear of catsEmetophobia the fear of vomitingEnetophobia the fear of pinsEnochlophobia the fear of crowds
nosiophobia the fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism
nissophobia the fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticismEntomophobia the fear of insectsEosophobia the fear of dawn or daylightEphebiphobia the fear of teenagersEpistaxiophobia the fear of nosebleedsEpistemophobia the fear of knowledgeEquinophobia the fear of horses
Eremophobia the fear ofbeing oneself or of lonlinessEreuthrophobia the fear of blushing
Ergasiophobia the fear of workor functioningErgophobia the fear of work
Erotophobia the fearof sexual love or sexual questionsEuphobia the fear of hearing good news
Eurotophobia the fear of femalegenitaliaErythrophobia the fear of redlightsErytophobia the fear of redlightsEreuthophobia the fear of redlightsFebriphobia the fear of feverFibriphobia the fear of feverFibriophobia the fear of feverFelinophobia the fear of cats
Francophobia the fear ofFrance or French culture
Frigophobia the fear of cold orcold thingsGaleophobia the fear of catsGatophobia the fear of cats
Gallophobia the fear ofFear France or French culture
Galiophobia the fear ofFear France or French cultureGamophobia the fear of marriageGeliophobia the fear of laughter
Gelotophobia the fear of beinglaughed atGeniophobia the fear of chinsGenophobia the fear of sexGenuphobia the fear of knees
Gephyrophobia the fear of crossingbridges
Gephydrophobia the fear ofcrossing bridges
Gephysrophobia the fear ofcrossing bridges
Germanophobia the fear ofGermany or German cultureGerascophobia the fear of growing old
Gerontophobia the fearof old people or of growing oldGeumaphobia the fear of tasteGeumophobia the fear of taste
Glossophobiathe fear of speaking in public or of trying to speakGnosiophobia the fear of knowledge
Graphophobia the fear ofwriting or handwritingGymnophobia the fear of nudityGynephobia the fear of womenGynophobia the fear of womenHadephobia the fear of hell
Hagiophobia the fear of saintsor holy thingsHamartophobia the fear of sinningHaphephobia the fear of being touchedHaptephobia the fear of being touchedHarpaxophobia the fear of being robbed
Hedonophobia the fear of feelingpleasureHeliophobia the fear of the sun
Helenologophobia the fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology
Helminthophobia the fearof being infested with wormsHemophobia the fear of bloodHemaphobia the fear of bloodHematophobia the fear of blood
Heresyphobia the fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation
Hereiophobia the fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation
Herpetophobia thefear of reptiles or creepy crawly things
Heterophobia the fear of theopposite sex
Hexakosioihexekontaheaphobia the fear of the number 666
Hierophobia the fear ofpriests or sacred thingsHippophobia the fear of horses
Hippopotomonstrosequippedaliophobia the fear of long wordsHobophobia the fear of bums or beggarsHodophobia the fear of road travelHormephobia the fear of shockHomichlophobia the fear of fogHomilophobia the fear of sermonsHominophobia the fear of men
Homophobia the fear of sameness monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexualHoplophobia the fear of firearms
Hydrargyophobia the fear ofmercurial medicines
Hydrophobia the fear of water or ofrabiesHydrophobophobia the fear of rabiesHyelophobia the fear of glassHyalophobia the fear of glass
Hygrophobia the fear ofliquids dampness or moisture
Hylephobia the fear ofmaterialism or theepilepsyHylophobia the fear of forests
Hypengyophobia the fear ofresponsibility
Hypegiaphobia the fear ofresponsibility
Hypnophobia the fear ofsleep or of being hypnotizedHypsiphobia the fear of height
Iatrophobia the fearof going to the doctor or of doctorsIchthyophobia the fear of fishIdeophobia the fear of ideas
Illyngophobiathe fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking downIophobia the fear of poisonInsectophobia the fear of insects
Isolophobia the fear of solitudebeing alone
Isopterophobia thefear of termites insects that eat wood
Ityphallophobia the fear of seeing thinking about or having an erect penisJapanophobia the fear of JapaneseJudeophobia the fear of Jews
Kainolophobia the fear ofanything new novelty
Kainophobia the fear of anythingnew novelty
Kakorrhaphiophobia the fearof failure or defeatKatagelophobia the fear of ridiculeKathisophobia the fear of sitting down
Kenophobia the fear of voids orempty spaces
Keraunophobia the fear ofthunder and lightning
Ceraunophobia the fear ofthunder and lightning
Kinetophobia the fear of movementor motion
Kinesophobia the fear of movementor motionKleptophobia the fear of stealingKoinoniphobia the fear of rooms
Kolpophobia the fear ofgenitals particularly femaleKopophobia the fear of fatigueKoniophobia the fear of dust
Kosmikophobia the fear of cosmicphenomenonKymophobia the fear of wavesKynophobia the fear of rabiesKyphophobia the fear of stoopingLachanophobia the fear of vegetablesLaliophobia the fear of speakingLalophobia the fear of speakingLeprophobia the fear of leprosyLepraphobia the fear of leprosyLeukophobia the fear of the color white
Levophobia the fearof things to the left side of the bodyLigyrophobia the fear of loud noises
Lilapsophobia the fear oftornadoes and hurricanesLimnophobia the fear of lakesLinonophobia the fear of stringLiticaphobia the fear of lawsuitsLockiophobia the fear of childbirth
Logizomechanophobia the fear ofcomputersLogophobia the fear of wordsLuiphobia the fear of lues syphillisLutraphobia the fear of ottersLygophobia the fear of darkness
Lyssophobia the fear ofrabies or of becoming madMacrophobia the fear of long waitsMageirocophobia the fear of cookingMaieusiophobia the fear of childbirthMalaxophobia the fear of love playManiaphobia the fear of insanityMastigophobia the fear of punishmentMechanophobia the fear of machines
Medomalacuphobia the fear oflosing an erection
Medorthophobia the fear of an erectpenisMegalophobia the fear of large thingsMelissophobia the fear of bees
Melanophobia the fear of the colorblack
Melophobia the fear of Fear orhatred of music
Meningitophobia the fear of braindiseaseMenophobia the fear of menstruation
Merinthophobia the fear ofbeing bound or tied upMetallophobia the fear of metalMetathesiophobia the fear of changesMeteorophobia the fear of meteorsMethyphobia the fear of alcohol
Metrophobia the fear of Fearor hatred of poetryMicrobiophobia the fear of microbesMicrophobia the fear of small things
Misophobia thefear of being contaminated with dirt or germs
Mysophobia thefear of being contaminated with dirt or germsMnemophobia the fear of memories
Molysmophobia the fear of dirtor contamination
Molysomophobia the fear ofdirt or contamination
Monophobia the fear of solitudeor being alone
Monopathophobia the fear ofdefinite diseaseMotorphobia the fear of automobilesMottephobia the fear of mothsMusophobia the fear of miceMuriphobia the fear of mice
Mycophobia the fear ofFear or aversion to mushroomsMycrophobia the fear of small thingsMyctophobia the fear of darknessMyrmecophobia the fear of ants
Mythophobia thefear of myths or stories or false statementsMyxophobia the fear of slimeNebulaphobia the fear of fog
Necrophobia the fear of death ordead thingsNelophobia the fear of glassNeopharmaphobia the fear of new drugsNeophobia the fear of anything newNephophobia the fear of cloudsNoctiphobia the fear of the nightNomatophobia the fear of namesNosocomephobia the fear of hospitalsNosophobia the fear of becoming illNosemaphobia the fear of becoming illNostophobia the fear of returning homeNovercaphobia the fear of your step
Nucleomituphobia the fear ofnuclear weaponsNudophobia the fear of nudityNumerophobia the fear of numbers
Nyctohylophobiathe fear of dark wooded areas or of forests at night
Nyctophobia the fear of the darkor of nightObesophobia the fear of gaining weightOchlophobia the fear of crowds or mobsOchophobia the fear of vehiclesOctophobia the fear of the figure 8
Odontophobia the fear ofteeth or dental surgeryOdynophobia the fear of painOdynephobia the fear of painOenophobia the fear of wines
Oikophobia the fear of homesurroundings houseOlfactophobia the fear of smells
Ombrophobia the fear ofrain or of being rained onOmmetaphobia the fear of eyesOmmatophobia the fear of eyesOneirophobia the fear of dreamsOneirogmophobia the fear of wet dreams
Onomatophobia thefear of hearing a certain word or of namesOphidiophobia the fear of snakes
Ophthalmophobia the fear of beingstared at
Opiophobia the fear of Fear medical doctors experience ofprescribing needed pain medications for patients
Optophobia the fear of opening one’seyesOrnithophobia the fear of birdsOrthophobia the fear of propertyOsmophobia the fear of smells or odors
Osphresiophobia the fear of smellsor odorsOstraconophobia the fear of shellfishOuranophobia the fear of heavenUranophobia the fear of heavenPagophobia the fear of ice or frost
Panthophobia the fear ofsuffering and diseasePanophobia the fear of everythingPantophobia the fear of everythingPapaphobia the fear of the PopePapyrophobia the fear of paper
Paralipophobiathe fear of neglecting duty or responsibility
Paraphobia the fear of sexualperversionParasitophobia the fear of parasites
Paraskavedekatriaphobiathe fear of Friday the 13th
Parthenophobia the fear ofvirgins or young girlsPathophobia the fear of diseasePatroiophobia the fear of heredityParturiphobia the fear of childbirth
Peccatophobia the fearof sinning or imaginary crimesPediculophobia the fear of licePediophobia the fear of dollsPedophobia the fear of childrenPeladophobia the fear of bald peoplePellagrophobia the fear of pellagraPeniaphobia the fear of povertyPentheraphobia the fear of mother
Phagophobiathe fear of swallowing or of eating or of being eaten
Phalacrophobia the fear of becomingbald
Phallophobia the fear of a penisesp erect
Pharmacophobia the fear of takingmedicinePhasmophobia the fear of ghosts
Phengophobia the fear ofdaylight or sunshinePhilemaphobia the fear of kissingPhilematophobia the fear of kissing
Philophobia the fearof falling in love or being in lovePhilosophobia the fear of philosophyPhobophobia the fear of phobias
Photoaugliaphobia the fear ofglaring lightsPhotophobia the fear of light
Phonophobiathe fear of noises or voices or one’s own voice; of telephonesPhronemophobia the fear of thinkingPhthiriophobia the fear of licePhthisiophobia the fear of tuberculosisPlacophobia the fear of tombstonesPlutophobia the fear of wealth
Pluviophobia the fear ofrain or of being rained onPneumatiphobia the fear of spirits
Pnigophobia the fear ofchoking of being smothered
Pnigerophobia the fear ofchoking of being smothered
Pocrescophobia the fear of gainingweightPogonophobia the fear of beards
Poliosophobia the fear ofcontracting poliomyelitis
Politicophobia thefear of Fear or abnormal dislike of politiciansPolyphobia the fear of many thingsPoinephobia the fear of punishment
Ponophobia the fear ofoverworking or of pain
Porphyrophobia the fear of thecolor purple
Potamophobia the fear ofrivers or running waterPotophobia the fear of alcoholProctophobia the fear of rectumsProsophobia the fear of progressPsellismophobia the fear of stutteringPsychophobia the fear of mindPsychrophobia the fear of coldPteromerhanophobia the fear of flying
Pteronophobia the fear ofbeing tickled by feathersPupaphobia the fear of puppetsPyrexiophobia the fear of FeverPyrophobia the fear of fireRadiophobia the fear of radiation xRanidaphobia the fear of frogs
Rectophobia the fear ofrectum or rectal diseases
Rhabdophobia the fear of being severely punished or beatenby a rod or of being severely criticized Alsomagic(wand)Rhypophobia the fear of defecation
Rhytiphobia the fear of gettingwrinklesRupophobia the fear of dirtRussophobia the fear of RussiansSamhainophobia the fear of HalloweenSarmassophobia the fear of love playSatanophobia the fear of SatanScabiophobia the fear of scabiesScatophobia the fear of fecal matter
Scelerophibia the fear of bad menburglars
Sciophobia Sciaphobia the fear ofshadowsScoleciphobia the fear of wormsScolionophobia the fear of school
Scopophobia the fear of beingseen or stared at
Scoptophobia the fear ofbeing seen or stared at
Scotomaphobia the fear ofblindness in visual fieldScotophobia the fear of darkness
Scriptophobia the fear of writingin publicSelachophobia the fear of sharksSelaphobia the fear of light flashesSelenophobia the fear of the moonSeplophobia the fear of decaying matter
Sesquipedalophobia the fear of longwordsSexophobia the fear of the opposite sex
Siderodromophobia thefear of trains railroads or train travelSiderophobia the fear of stars
Sinistrophobia the fearof things to the left or left
Sinophobia the fear of ChineseChinese cultureSitophobia the fear of food or eatingSitiophobia the fear of food or eatingSnakephobia the fear of snakesSoceraphobia the fear of parents
SocialPhobia the fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations
Sociophobia the fear ofsociety or people in generalSomniphobia the fear of sleepSophophobia the fear of learning
Soteriophobia the fear ofdependence on othersSpacephobia the fear of outer space
Spectrophobia the fear ofspecters or ghostsSpermatophobia the fear of germsSpermophobia the fear of germsSpheksophobia the fear of wasps
Stasibasiphobia the fear ofstanding or walking
Stasiphobia the fear of standingor walking
Staurophobia the fear ofcrosses or the crucifix
Stenophobia the fear of narrowthings or placesStygiophobia the fear of hellStigiophobia the fear of hellSuriphobia the fear of miceSymbolophobia the fear of symbolismSymmetrophobia the fear of symmetrySyngenesophobia the fear of relativesSyphilophobia the fear of syphilisTachophobia the fear of speedTaeniophobia the fear of tapewormsTeniophobia the fear of tapeworms
TaphephobiaTaphophobia the fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries
Tapinophobia the fear of beingcontagiousTaurophobia the fear of bullsTechnophobia the fear of technologyTeleophobia the fear of definite plansTelephonophobia the fear of telephones
Teratophobia the fear of bearing a deformed child ormonsters or deformed peopleTestophobia the fear of taking tests
Tetanophobia the fear of lockjawtetanus
Teutophobia the fear of Germanor German thingsTextophobia the fear of certain fabricsThaasophobia the fear of sittingThalassophobia the fear of the sea
Thanatophobia the fear of death ordyingThantophobia the fear of death or dyingTheatrophobia the fear of theatresTheologicophobia the fear of theologyTheophobia the fear of gods or religionThermophobia the fear of heat
Tocophobia the fear ofpregnancy or childbirth
Tomophobia the fear of surgicaloperationsTonitrophobia the fear of thunder
Topophobiathe fear of certain places or situations such as stage fright
Toxiphobia thefear of poison or of being accidently poisoned
Toxophobia thefear of poison or of being accidently poisoned
Toxicophobiathe fear of poison or of being accidently poisonedTraumatophobia the fear of injuryTremophobia the fear of tremblingTrichinophobia the fear of trichinosisTrichopathophobia the fear of hairTrichophobia the fear of hair
Triskaidekaphobia the fear of thenumber 13
Tropophobia the fear ofmoving or making changesTrypanophobia the fear of injections
Tuberculophobia the fear oftuberculosisTyrannophobia the fear of tyrantsUranophobia the fear of heavenOuranophobia the fear of heaven
Urophobia the fear of urine orurinatingVaccinophobia the fear of vaccination
Venustraphobia the fear ofbeautiful womenVerbophobia the fear of wordsVerminophobia the fear of germsVestiphobia the fear of clothingVirginitiphobia the fear of rapeVitricophobia the fear of stepWalloonphobia the fear of the Walloons
Wiccaphobia the fear of witchesand witchcraft
Xanthophobia thefear of the color yellow or the word yellow
Xenoglossophobia the fear offoreign languages
Xenophobia the fear ofstrangers or foreignersXerophobia the fear of drynessXylophobia the fear of wooden objectsXyrophobia the fear of razorsZelophobia the fear of jealousy
Zeusophobia the fear of God or godsZemmiphobia the fear of the great moleratZoophobia the fear of animals