List of Phobias

Here’s a list of the over 400 recognised phobias, a list which will become out of date as soon as it’s published.

A definite disease – Monopathophobia
A rat or a great mole – Zemmiphobia
Accidents – Dystychiphobia
Air – Anemophobia
Airsickness – Aeronausiphobia
Alcohol – Methyphobia or Potophobia
Amnesia – Amnesiphobia
An errect penis or penisess- Medorthophobia or Phallophobia
Anger – Angrophobia or Cholerophobia
Angina or choking or narrowness- Anginophobia
Animals – Zoophobia
Ants – Myrmecophobia
Anything new – Neophobia
Anything new or novel – Kainophobia or Kainolophobia or Cenophobia or Centophobia or Neophobia
Asymmetrical things – Asymmetriphobia
Atomic explosions – Atomosophobia
Automobiles – Motorphobia
Bacteria – Bacteriophobia
Bald people – Peladophobia
Bathing or washing – Ablutophobia
Beards – Pogonophobia
Bearing a deformed child or deformed people – Teratophobia
Beautiful women – Caligynephobia or Venstraphobia
Becoming bald- Phalacrophobia
Becoming mad or dealing with insanity – Lyssophobia
Beds or going to bed – Clinophobia
Bees – Apiphobia or Melissophobia
Beggars – Hobophobia
Being alone by ones’s self – Autophobia or Eremophobia or Eremiphobia or Isolophobia or Monophobia
Being alone or solitude – Isolophobia
Being close to high buildings – Batophobia
Being contaminated with germs or dirt – Misophobia or mysophobia
Being dirty or personal filth – Automysophobia
Being hypnotised or of sleep – Hypnophobia
Being ignored, forgetting or being forgotten – Athazagoraphobia
Being in a dark or gloomy place – Lygophobia
Being in a moving vehicle – Ochophobia
Being infested with worms – Helminthophobia
Being oneself – Autophobia
Being poisoned – Toxiphobia or Toxophobia or Toxicophobia
Being ridiculed – Catagelophobia or Katagelophobia
Being seen or looked at – Scopophobia or Scoptophobia
Being smothered or choked – Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia
Being stared at – Ophthalmophobia
Being touched – Aphenphosmphobia or Haphephobia or Haptephobia or Chiraptophobia
Bicycles – Cyclophobia
Birds – Ornithophobia
Black – Melanophobia
Blindness in a visual field – Scotomaphobia
Blood – Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia
Body odors – Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia
Bogeyman or bogies – Bogyphobia
Bolsheviks – Bolshephobia
Books – Bibliophobia
Bound or tied up – Merinthophobia
Brain disease – Meningitophobia
Bridges or of crossing them – Gephyrophobia
Bullets or missiles – Ballistophobia
Bulls – Taurophobia
Cancer – Cancerophobia or Carcinophobia
Cats – Aclurophobia or Ailurophobia or Elurophobia or Felinophobia or Galeophobia or Gatophobia
Celestial spaces – Astrophobia
Cemeteries – Coimetrophobia
Cemeteries or being buried alive – Taphephobia or Taphophobia
Certain fabrics – Textophobia
Challenges to official doctrine or radical deviation therefrom – Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia
Chickens – Alektorophobia
Childbirth – Maleusiophobia or Tocophobia or Parturiphobia or Lockiophobia
Children – Pedophobia
Chinese or Chinese culture – Sinophobia
Chins – Geniophobia
Cholera – Chorophobia
Church – Ecclesiophobia
Clocks – Chronomentrophobia
Clocks or time – Chronophobia
Clothing – Vestiphobia
Clouds – Nephophobia
Clowns – Coulrophobia
Cold – Cheimaphobia or Cheimatophobia or Psychrophobia or Psychropophobia
Cold or cold things – Frigophobia
Colour purple – Porphyrophobia
Colours – Chromophobia or Chromatophobia
Comets – Cometophobia
Complex scientific terminology – Hellenologophobia
Computers or working on computers – Cyberphobia
Confined spaces – Claustrophobia
Constipation – Coprastasophobia
Contracting Poliomyelitis – Poliosophobia
Cooking – Mageirocophobia
Corpses – Necrophobia
Cosmic phenomenon – Kosmikophobia
Creepy crawly things or reptiles- Herpetophobia
Criticised severely or beaten by rod or instrument of punishment – Rhabdophobia
Criticism – Enissophobia
Crossing streets – Agyrophobia or Dromophobia
Crowded public places or open spaces – Agoraphobia
Dancing – Chorophobia
Dark or night – Nyctophobia
Darkness – Achluophobia or Myctophobia or Scotophobia
Dawn or daylight – Eosophobia
Death or dead things – Necrophobia
Death or dying – Thanatophobia
Decaying matter – Seplophobia
Defeat – Kakorrhaphiophobia
Deformity or unattractive body image – Dysmorphophobia
Demons – Demonophobia or Daemonophobia
Dental surgery or teeth- Odontophobia
Dentists – Dentophobia
Dependence on others – Soteriophobia
Depth – Bathophobia
Diabetes – Diabetophobia
Dining or dinner conversations – Deipnophobia
Dirt or filth – Rhypophobia or Rupophobia
Disease – Nosophobia or Nosemaphobia or Pathophobia
Disease and suffering – Panthophobia
Dizziness or whirlpools – Dinophobia
Dogs or rabies – Cynophobia or Hydrophobophobia or Hydrophobia or Kynophobia or Lyssophobia
Dolls – Pediophobia
Double vision – Diplophobia
Drafts or Swallowing airborne noxious substances – Aerophobia
Dreams – Oneirophobia
Drinking – Dipsophobia
Dryness – Xerophobia
Dust – Amathophobia or Koniophobia
Eating or swallowing or of being eaten – Phagophobia
Electricity – Electrophobia
Empty rooms or spaces – Cenophobia or Centophobia or Kenophobia
Englishness – Anglophobia
Everything – Panophobia or Panphobia or Pamphobia or Pantophobia
Expressing opinions or receving praise – Doxophobia
Eyes – Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia
Failure – Atychiphobia or Kakorrhaphiophobia
Fainting or weakness- Asthenophobia
Falling in or being in love – Philophobia
False statements or myths or stories – Mythophobia
Fatigue – Kopophobia
Feathers or being tickled by feathers – Pteronophobia
Fecal matter or feces – Coprophobia or Scatophobia
Feeling pleasure – Hedonophobia
Female genitalia – Eurotophobia
Female genitalia or sexual love or sexual questions – Erotophobia
Fever – Febriphobia or Fibriphobia or Fidriophobia or Pyrexiophobia
Fire – Arsonphobia or Pyrophobia
Firearms – Hoplophobia
Fish – Ichthyophobia
Floods – Antlophobia
Flowers – Anthrophobia or Anthophobia
Flutes – Aulophobia
Flying – Aerophobia or Aviophobia or Aviatophobia or Pteromerhanophobia
Fog – Homichlophobia or Nebulaphobia
Food – Cibophobia
Food or eating – Sitophobia or Sitiophobia
Foreign languages – Xenoglossophobia
Foreigners or strangers – Xenophobia
Forests – Hylophobia
Forests and dark wooded area at night – Nyctohylophobia
Forests or wooden objects – Xylophobia
France or French culture – Francophobia or Gallophobia or Galiphobia
Freedom – Eleutherophobia
Friday the 13th – Paraskavedekatriaphobia
Frogs – Batrachophobia
Frost or ice – Pagophobia
Fur or skins of animals – Doraphobia
Gaiety – Cherophobia
Gaining weight – Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia
Garlic – Alliumphobia
Genitals, particularly female – Kolpophobia
Germans or German culture – Germanophobia or Teutophobia
Germs – Verminophobia
Getting wrinkles – Rhytiphobia
Ghosts – Phasmophobia
Ghosts or spectres – Spectrophobia
Glaring lights- Photoaugliaphobia
Glass – Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia or Nelophobia
Glass or crystals – Crystallophobia
God or gods – Zeusophobia
Going to school – Didaskaleinophobia
Going to the doctor – Iatrophobia
Gold – Aurophobia
Gravity – Barophobia
Greek or Greek culture – Hellophobia
Greek terms – Hellenologophobia
Growing old – Gerascophobia or Gerontophobia
Hair – Chaetophobia or Trichopathophobia or Trichophobia or Hypertrichophobia
Halloween – Samhainophobia
Hands – Chirophobia
Handwriting – Graphophobia
Harmed by wicked persons or bad people or burglars – Scelerophobia
Hearing good news – Euphobia
Heart – Cardiophobia
Heat – Thermophobia
Heaven – Ouranophobia or Uranophobia
Heights – Acrophobia or Altophobia or Batophobia or Hypsiphobia or Hyposophobia
Hell – Hadephobia or Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia
Heredity – Patroiophobia
Holy things – Hagiophobia
Home or home surroundings – Eicophobia
Home surroundings or a house – Oikophobia
Homosexuality or of becoming homosexual – Homophobia
Horses – Equinophobia or Hippophobia
Hospitals – Nosocomephobia
Houses or being in a house – Domatophobia
Hurricanes and tornadoes – Lilapsophobia
Ice or frost or extreme cold – Cryophobia
Ideas – Ideophobia
Imperfection – Atelophobia
Inability to stand – Basiphobia or Basophobia
Infection or contamination or dirt – Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia
Infinity – Apeirophobia
Injections – Trypanophobia
Injury – Traumatophobia
Insanity – Dementophobia or Maniaphobia
Itching, including insects that cause itching – Acarophobia or Entomophobia or Insectophobia
Japanese or Japanese culture – Japanophobia
Jealousy – Zelophobia
Jews – Judeophobia
Joint immobility – Ankylophobia
Jumping from high and low places – Catapedaphobia
Justice – Dikephobia
Kidney disease – Albuminurophobia
Kissing – Philemaphobia or Philematophobia
Knees – Genuphobia
Knowledge – Gnosiophobia or Epistemophobia
Lakes – Limnophobia
Large things – Megalophobia
Laughter – Geliophobia
Lawsuits – Liticaphobia
Learning – Sophophobia
Leprosy – Leprophobia or Lepraphobia
Lice – Pediculophobia or Phthiriophobia
Light – Photophobia
Light flashes – Selaphobia
Lightning and thunder or a thunder storm – Brontophobia or Karaunophobia
Liquids or dampness or moisture – Hygrophobia
Locked in an enclosed place – Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia or Clithrophobia
Lockjaw or tetanus – Tetanophobia
Loneliness or of being oneself – Eremophobia or Eremiphobia
Long waits – Macrophobia
Long words – Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia or Sesquipedalophobia
Looking up – Anablephobia or Anablepophobia
Losing an erection – Medomalacuphobia
Losing one’s virginity – Primeisodophobia
Loud noises – Ligyrophobia
Love play – Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia
Machines – Mechanophobia
Making changes or moving – Tropophobia or Metathesiophobia
Making decisions – Decidophobia
Many things – Polyphobia
Marriage – Gamophobia
Materialism – Hylephobia
Meat – Carnophobia
Memories – Mnemophobia
Men – Androphobia or Arrhenphobia or Hominophobia
Menstruation – Menophobia
Mercurial medicines – Hydrargyophobia
Metal – Metallophobia
Meteors – Meteorophobia
Mice – Musophobia or Murophobia or Suriphobia
Microbes – Bacillophobia or Microbiophobia
Mind – Psychophobia
Mirrors – Catoptrophobia
Mirrors or seeing oneself in a mirror – Eisoptrophobia
Mobs or crowds – Demophobia or Enochlophobia or Ochlophobia
Money – Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia
Moon – Selenophobia
Mother in-law- Pentheraphobia
Moths – Mottephobia
Motion or movement – Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia
Muscular incoordination (Ataxia) – Ataxiophobia
Mushrooms – Mycophobia
Music – Melophobia
Names – Nomatophobia
Names or hearing a certain name – Onomatophobia
Narrow places or things – Stenophobia
Needles or pointed objects – Aichmophobia or Belonephobia
Neglecting duty or responsibility – Paralipophobia
New drugs – Neopharmaphobia
Night – Noctiphobia
Noise or sounds- Acousticophobia
Northern lights – Auroraphobia
Nosebleeds – Epistaxiophobia
Novelty or newness – Cainophobia or Cenophobia or Centophobia or Cainotophobia
Nuclear weapons – Nucleomituphobia
Nudity – Gymnophobia or Nudophobia
Number 13 – Triskaidekaphobia
Number 8 – Octophobia
Numbers – Arithmophobia or Numerophobia
Objects at the left side of the body or being left-handed- Sinistrophobia
Ocean or sea – Thalassophobia
Odors or smells – Olfactophobia
Old people – Gerontophobia
Open high places- Aeroacrophobia
Opening one’s eyes- Optophobia
Opinions – Allodoxaphobia
Otters – Lutraphobia
Outer space – Spacephobia
Pain – Algiophobia or Ponophobia or Odynophobia or Odynephobia
Painful bowel movements – Defecaloesiophobia
Paper – Papyrophobia
Parasites – Parasitophobia
Parents in-law- Soceraphobia
Peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth – Arachibutyrophobia
Pellagra – Pellagrophobia
People in general or society – Sociophobia
Personal odor – Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia or Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia
Philosophy – Philsosphobia
Phobias – Phobophobia
Pins – Enetophobia
Pins and needles – Belonephobia
Plants – Botanophobia
Poetry – Metrophobia
Poison – Iophobia
Politicians – Politicophobia
Poverty – Peniaphobia
Precipices – Cremnophobia
Preferring fearful situations – Counterphobia
Prescribing medicine for patients by a doctor – Opiophobia
Priests or sacred things – Hierophobia
Progress – Prosophobia
Property – Orthophobia
Prostitutes or venereal disease – Cypridophobia or Cypriphobia or Cyprianophobia or Cyprinophobia
Punishment – Poinephobia
Punishment or flogging – Mastigophobia
Puppets – Pupaphobia
Radiation or x-Rays- Radiophobia
Railroads or train travel – Siderodromophobia
Rain – Ombrophobia or Pluviophobia
Rape – Virginitiphobia
Razors – Xyrophobia
Rectal disease – Rectophobia
Rectum or rectal diseases – Proctophobia or Rectophobia
Relatives – Syngenesophobia
Religion or gods – Theophobia
Religious ceremonies – Teleophobia
Responsibility – Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia
Returning home – Nostophobia
Riding in a car or a vehicle – Amaxophobia
Rivers – Potamphobia or Potamophobia
Road travel or travel – Hodophobia
Robbers or being robbed – Harpaxophobia
Rooms – Koinoniphobia
Ruin – Atephobia
Running water – Potamophobia
Russians – Russophobia
Satan – Satanophobia
Scabies – Scabiophobia
School – Scolionophobia
Scratches or being scratched – Amychophobia
Seeing or thinking about or having an erect penis- Ithyphallophobia
Semen – Spermatophobia or Spermophobia
Sermons – Homilophobia
Sex – Genophobia
Sexual abuse – Agraphobia or Contreltophobia
Sexual intercourse or coitus – Coitophobia
Sexual perversion – Paraphobia
Shadows – Sciophobia or Sciaphobia
Sharks – Selachophobia
Shellfish – Ostraconophobia
Shock – Hormephobia
Sin – Hamartophobia
Sin or of having committted an unpardonable sin – Enosiophobia or Enissophobia
Sinning – Peccatophobia
Sitting – Cathisophobia or Thaasophobia
Sitting down – Kathisophobia
Skin disease – Dermatosiophobia
Skin lesions – Dermatophobia
Sleep – Somniphobia
Slime – Blennophobia or Myxophobia
Small objects – Tapinophobia
Small things – Microphobia or Mycrophobia or Tapinophobia
Snakes – Ophidiophobia or Snakephobia
Snow – Chionophobia
Social (fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations) – Social Phobia
Society or people in general – Anthropophobia or Sociophobia
Solitude – Monophobia
Sourness – Acerophobia
Speaking – Laliophobia or Lalophobia
Speaking in public – Glossophobia
Speed – Tachophobia
Spiders – Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia
Spirits – Pneumatiphobia
Stage fright or certain places or situations- Topophobia
Stairs or climbing stairs – Climacophobia
Stairways or steep slopes – Bathmophobia
Standing up and walking – Stasibasiphobia
Standing upright – Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia
Stars – Siderophobia or Astrophobia
Staying single – Anuptaphobia
Stealing – Cleptophobia or Kleptophobia
Step-mother- Novercaphobia
Stings – Cnidophobia
Stooping – Kyphophobia
Streets – Agyrophobia
String – Linonophobia
Stuttering – Psellismophobia
Sun or sunlight – Heliophobia
Sunshine or daylight – Phengophobia
Surgeon’s fear of operating or working or functioning – Ergasiophobia
Surgical operations – Tomophobia
Symbolism – Symbolophobia
Symmetry – Symmetrophobia
Syphillis- Luiphobia or Syphilophobia
Taking medicine or drugs – Pharmacophobia
Taking tests – Testophobia
Tapeworms – Taeniophobia
Taste – Geumaphobia or Geumophobia
Technology – Technophobia
Teenagers – Ephebiphobia
Telephones – Telephonophobia
Termites or Insects that eat wood – Isopterophobia
The colour red or blushing – Erythrophobia or Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia
The colour white – Leukophobia
The colour yellow – Xanthophobia
The crucifix or crosses – Staurophobia
The opposite sex – Heterophobia or Sexophobia
The Pope – Papaphobia
Theatres – Theatrophobia
Theology – Theologicophobia
Things to the left side of the body – Levophobia
Things to the right side of the body – Dextrophobia
Thinking – Phronemophobia
Thinking that one has a vile odor – Autodysomophobia
Thunder – Ceraunophobia
Thunder and lightning – Astraphobia or Astrapophobia or Brontophobia or Keraunophobia
Toads – Bufonophobia
Tombstones – Placophobia
Trees – Dendrophobia
Trembling – Ttremophobia
Trichinosis – Trichinophobia
Tuberculosis – Phthisiophobia or Tuberculophobia
Tyrants – Tyrannophobia
Ugliness – Cacophobia
Undressing in front of someone – Dishabillophobia
Urine or urinating – Urophobia
Vaccination – Vaccinophobia
Vegetables – Lachanophobia
Vertigo or dizziness when looking down – Illyngophobia
Voices or noises or speaking aloud or telephones – Phonophobia
Voids or empty spaces – Kenophobia
Vomiting – Emetophobia
Walking – Ambulophobia or Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia
Wasps – Spheksophobia
Water – Hydrophobia
Waves or wave like motions – Cymophobia or Kymophobia
Wax statues or a ventriloquist’s dummy – Automatonophobia
Wealth – Plutophobia
Wet dreams – Oneirogmophobia
Wild animals – Agrizoophobia
Wind – Ancraophobia or Anemophobia
Wine – Oenophobia
Witches and witchcraft – Wiccaphobia
Women – Gynephobia or Gynophobia
Words – Logophobia or Verbophobia
Work – Ergophobia or Ponophobia
Worms – Scoleciphobia
Writing in public – Scriptophobia
Young girls or virgins – Parthenophobia
Your step-father- Vitricophobia

If you’re troubled by a phobia, or feel you’ve something on your mind you’d like to deal with, contact me and we can see what we can do to help you. You might surprise yourself as to how easy change can be, when it’s carried out with the correct techniques.