List of Phobias


1.      Ablutophobia – fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning
2.      Acousticophobia - fear of sound and voice
3.      Acrophobia, – fear of heights
4.      Agoraphobia, Agoraphobia Without History of Panic Disorder – fear of places or events where escape is impossible or when help is unavailable

5.      Agraphobia – fear of sexual abuse
6.      Agyrophobia – fear of crossing roads
7.      Aichmophobia – fear of sharp or pointed objects (such as a needle or knife)
8.      Alektorophobia - fear of chickens and poultry
9.      Alourophobia - fear of reading aloud
10. Amathophobia - fear of dust
11. Amaxophobia - fear of riding in vehicles
12. Androphobia – fear of men
13. Anthophobia – fear of flowers
14. Anthropophobia – fear of people or the company of people, a form of social phobia.
15. Aquaphobia – fear of water. Distinct from Hydrophobia, a scientific property that makes chemicals averse to interaction with water, as well as an archaic name for rabies
16. Arachibutyrophobia - fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one's mouth
17. Arachnophobia – fear of spiders
18. Arithmophobia - fear of numbers
19. Astraphobia- fear of thunder and lightning
20. Atychiphobia – fear of failure
21. Autophobia – fear of loneliness
22. Aviophobia, Aviatophobia – fear of flying
23. Bacillophobia - fear of microbes
24. Bacteriophobia - fear of bacteria
25. Ballistophobia - fear of missiles or bullets
26. Barophobia - fear of gravity
27. Basiphobia - inability to stand, or fear of walking
28. Bathophobia - fear of depth
29. Batonophobia - fear of plants
30. Batophobia - fear of heights or being close to high buildings
31. Bibliophobia - fear of books
32. Biphobia – fear/dislike of bisexuality or bisexuals.
33. Blennophobia - fear of slime
34. Blood-injection-injury type phobia – a DSM-IV subtype of specific phobias
35. Bogyphobia - fear of bogies or the bogeyman
36. Bromidrophobia or Bromidrosiphobia - fear of body smells
37. Brontophobia or Ceraunophobia - fear of thunder and lightning
38. Cacophobia - fear of ugliness
39. Cainophobia or Cainotophobia - fear of newness, novelty
40. Caligynephobia - fear of beautiful women
41. Cancerophobia or Carcinophobia - fear of cancer
42. Cardiophobia - fear of the heart
43. Carnophobia - fear of meat
44. Catagelophobia - fear of being ridiculed or being embarrassed
45. Catapedaphobia - fear of jumping from high and low places
46. Cathisophobia - fear of sitting
47. Catoptrophobia - fear of mirrors
48. Cenophobia or Centophobia - fear of new things or ideas
49. Chaetophobia - fear of hair
50. Cheimaphobia or Cheimatophobia - fear of cold
51. Chemophobia - fear of chemicals or working with chemicals
52. Cherophobia - fear of gaiety
53. Chiroptophobia - fear of bats
54. Chorophobia - fear of dancing
55. Christianophobia - fear/dislike of Christians
56. Cibophobia, Sitophobia – aversion to food, synonymous to Anorexia nervosa
57. Claustrophobia – fear of having no escape and being closed in
58. Coprophobia - fear of faeces (bowel waste)
59. Coulrophobia – fear of clowns (not restricted to evil clowns)
60. Decidophobia – fear of making decisions
61. Dentophobia, Odontophobia – fear of dentists and dental procedures
62. Disposophobia, better known as "compulsive hoarding" – the fear of getting rid of or losing things
63. Dysmorphophobia, or body dysmorphic disorder – a phobic obsession with a real or imaginary body defect
64. Ebulliophobia - fear of bubbles
65. Emetophobia – fear of vomiting
66. Ephebiphobia – fear/dislike of youth.
67. Epistemophobia - fear of knowledge
68. Ergasiophobia, Ergophobia – fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon's fear of operating
69. Ergophobia – fear of work or functioning
70. Erotophobia – fear of sexual love or sexual questions
71. Erythrophobia – pathological blushing
72. Friggatriskaidekaphobia, Paraskavedekatriaphobia, Paraskevidekatriaphobia - fear of Friday the 13th
73. Gelotophobia – fear of being laughed at
74. Genophobia, Coitophobia – fear of sexual intercourse
75. Genuphobia - fear of knees/kneeling
76. Gephyrophobia – fear of bridges
77. Gerascophobia – fear of growing old or aging
78. Germanophobia- fear/dislike of Germans.
79. Gerontophobia – fear of growing old, or a hatred or fear of the elderly
80. Gerontophobia, Gerascophobia – fear/dislike of aging or the elderly.
81. Glossophobia – fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak
82. Gurgephobia - fear of the abyss, particular the ocean floor or outer space
83. Gymnophobia – fear of nudity
84. Gynophobia – fear of women
85. Halitophobia - fear of bad breath
86. Haptephobia – fear of being touched
87. Heliophobia – fear of sunlight
88. Hemophobia, Haemophobia – fear of blood
89. Heterophobia – fear/dislike of heterosexuals.
90. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – fear of the number 666
91. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia - fear of long words
92. Homophobia – fear/dislike of homosexuality or homosexuals.
93. Hoplophobia – fear of weapons, specifically firearms (Generally a political term but the clinical phobia is also documented)
94. Hyalophobia - fear of glass
95. Hydrophobia - fear of water, frequently noted as a common symptom of rabies
96. Hylophobia - fear of trees, forests or wood
97. Islamophobia - fear/dislike of Muslims
98. Judeophobia – fear/dislike of Jews.
99. Lachanophobia - fear of vegetables
100.                     Lesbophobia – fear/dislike of lesbians.
101.                     Ligyrophobia – fear of loud noises
102.                     Lipophobia – fear/avoidance of fats in food
103.                     Medication phobia – fear of medications
104.                     Megalaphobia - fear of large objects
105.                     Mysophobia – fear of germs, contamination or dirt
106.                     Necrophobia – fear of death and/or the dead
107.                     Negrophobia - fear of black people
108.                     Negrophobia - fear/dislike of African American people.
109.                     Neophobia, Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia – fear of newness, novelty
110.                     Nomophobia – fear of being out of mobile phone contact
111.                     Nosocomephobia – fear of hospitals
112.                     Nosophobia – fear of contracting a disease
113.                     Novercaphobia - fear of one's stepmother
114.                     Nyctophobia, Achluophobia, Lygophobia, Scotophobia – fear of darkness
115.                     Oikophobia – fear of home surroundings and household appliances
116.                     Ommetophobia - fear of eyes
117.                     Omphalophobia - fear of bellybuttons
118.                     Ophidiophobia - fear of snakes
119.                     Ordacleaphobia fear of imperfection
120.                     Orinthophobia - fear of birds
121.                     Osmophobia, Olfactophobia – fear of smells
122.                     Ovophobia - fear of eggs
123.                     '''Oxygenophobia''' fear of oxygen
124.                     Panphobia – fear of everything or constant fear of an unknown cause
125.                     Pediophobia - fear of dolls, mannequins or robots
126.                     Pedophobia - fear of pedophiles
127.                     Pedophobia, Pediophobia – fear/dislike of children.
128.                     Phagophobia – fear of swallowing
129.                     Pharmacophobia – same as medication phobia
130.                     Philophobia - fear of love
131.                     Phobophobia – fear of having a phobia
132.                     Phonophobia – fear of loud sounds
133.                     Photophobia - the fear of light
134.                     Piccophobia - Fear of the colours green and purple
135.                     Pogonophobia - fear of beards
136.                     Poinephobia - fear of punishment
137.                     Porphyrophobia - fear of the color purple
138.                     Postphobia - fear of Postmannen
139.                     Psychophobia – fear/dislike of mental illness or the mentally ill.
140.                     Pyrophobia – fear of fire
141.                     Radiophobia – fear of radioactivity or X-rays
142.                     Scolionophobia - fear of school
143.                     Scopophobia – fear of being looked at or stared at
144.                     Sichuaphobia - fear of Chinese food
145.                     Siderodromophobia - fear of traveling by train
146.                     Sinophobia – fear/dislike of Chinese.
147.                     Sociophobia – fear of people or social situations
148.                     Somniphobia – fear of sleep
149.                     Spasmenagaliaphobia (neologism; no official name) - fear of broken glass
150.                     Spectrophobia – fear of ghost and phantoms
151.                     Taphophobia – fear of the grave, or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive
152.                     Technophobia – fear of technology (see also Luddite)
153.                     Telephone phobia – fear or reluctance of making or taking phone calls
154.                     Tetraphobia – fear of the number 4
155.                     Thanatophobia – fear of death
156.                     Tokophobia – fear of childbirth or pregnancy
157.                     Transphobia – fear/dislike of transgender or transsexual people.
158.                     Traumatophobia – a synonym for injury phobia: fear of having an injury
159.                     Trichophobia - a morbid disgust caused by the sight of loose hairs
160.                     Triskaidekaphobia, Terdekaphobia – fear of the number
161.                     Trypanophobia, Belonephobia, Enetophobia – fear of needles or injections
162.                     Turophobia - fear of cheese
163.                     Workplace phobia – fear of the workplace
164.                     Xenophobia – fear of strangers, foreigners, or aliens
165.                     Xenophobia – fear/dislike of foreigners.
166.                     Xylophobia, Hylophobia, Ylophobia - fear of trees, forests or wood