Nyctophobia - Fear of the Dark

Fear Of The Dark

Nyctophobia – Fear of the Dark Symptoms And Treatment Options It is very common for most people to be a little afraid of the dark. Nyctophobia (a.k.a. Lygophobia, Scotophobia) is more than just a simple and unexplained fear of the dark or of dark places and is commonly seen in children. However, in some, it passes on and continues when the person attains adulthood. Nyctophobia, if present, can be the […] Read more »

Carcinophobia - Fear Of Cancer

Fear Of Cancer

Carcinophobia – Fear Of Cancer Symptoms And Treatment Options Carcinophobia is a relatively rare phobia and it refers to the irrational and extreme fear of getting cancer. Individuals affected with this phobia most often exhibit symptoms that associated with other disorders like, for example, the obsessive compulsive disorder and social phobia. It is normal to have a fear of any disease, but those who have carcinophobia believe that they can […] Read more »

Zoophobia - Fear Of Animals

Fear of Animals

Zoophobia – Fear of Animals Symptoms And Treatment Options Zoophobia is a persistent and ever-pervading fear of animals. However, it is important to note that it is very common for most individuals to be scared of snakes, rats, barking dogs, etc. Zoophobia is not this kind of fear; it is irrational and extends to even harmless animals such as little kittens as well as big animals. This phobia is commonly […] Read more »

emetophobia - fear of vomiting

Fear of Vomiting

Emetophobia – Fear of Vomiting Symptoms And Treatment Options Emetophobia is the fear of vomiting and may be related to other conditions such as eating disorders or fear of certain types of foods. It can also occur as a result of an obsessive compulsive disorder. For different people, symptoms are different and so are the outcomes. Whereas some people are terrified about becoming sick themselves (more so in public places), […] Read more »

Arachnophobia - Fear Of Spiders

Fear of Spiders

Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders Symptoms And Treatment Options Arachnophobia is an extreme fear of spiders. Spiders are not everybody’s favorite insects; they are hated by most people on the planet, but next only to snakes. Many people of the Dark Ages believed that spiders contaminated food and water. Some even thought that spiders caused the bubonic plague. However, sufferers of arachnophobia have a disproportionate fear that affects their daily […] Read more »

Necrophobia - Fear of Death

Fear Of Death

Necrophobia – Fear of Death Symptoms And Treatment Options Necrophobia is a term used for two distinct fears: the fear of death or of dead things. Though the fear of death is not uncommon, Necrophobia is an irrational fear of death in any form and it causes anxiety to such an extent that it disrupts normal living and affects the quality of life of the sufferer. Though unspoken, it is […] Read more »

claustrophobia - fear of enclosed places

Fear Of Enclosed Places

Claustrophobia – Fear Of Enclosed Places Symptoms And Treatment Options The word claustrophobia was derived from the Latin word claustrum, meaning ‘a shut in place’ and the Greek word phobos, meaning fear. Claustrophobia, the fear of getting trapped in small spaces, is categorized as an anxiety disorder. A person suffering from this phobia experiences an irrational fear of being closed-in. When triggered by certain situations or stimuli such as a […] Read more »

ophidiophobia - the fear of snakes

Fear Of Snakes

Ophidiophobia – Fear Of Snakes Symptoms And Treatment Options Ophidiophobia – The Fear Of Snakes: An irrational fear of snakes is referred to as ophidiophobia. Also referred to as ophiophobia, it is a subcategory of the fear of reptiles or herpetophobia. The term ophidiophobia has been derived from the Greek words ophis (snakes) and phobia (fear). A person having this phobia does not only show a morbid fear when in […] Read more »

mysophobia - fear of germs

Fear Of Germs

Mysophobia – Fear Of Germs Symptoms And Treatment Options Mysophobia – Fear Of Germs: The term mysophobia, derived from Greek words musos for uncleanness and phobos for fear, was coined in 1879 by Dr. William Alexander Hammond. Also referred to as germophobia or bacteriophobia, mysophobia is the fear of germs and contamination. It is normal for people to be concerned about contamination of foods and exposure to the body fluids of […] Read more »

fear of heights

Fear Of Heights

Acrophobia – Fear Of Heights Symptoms And Treatment Options Acrophobia – The Fear Of Heights: The word acrophobia is derived from the Greek word ‘akron’, meaning edge or summit. Acrophobia is rightly defined as an irrational or morbid fear of heights. Most feel apprehensive when looking down from a height. However, in those who suffer from acrophobia, this discomfort is intense and brings feelings of panic and agitation that are […] Read more »