Help for Phobia

A-Z Alphabetical List of Phobias – R-S

It is normal to have some fear of many of the things or situations in this alphabetical list. Fear of pain, for example, is a natural and rational human thought; so is fear of atomic explosion. However for a natural fear to become a phobia, it must cause you significant distress, and affect the way you live your life. Most people would not choose to have a painful injection – but if you really have a needle phobia then you may go as far as avoiding essential medical treatment or tests, or avoid getting pregnant. The phobias listed here are severe, irrational fears and phobias which stop you from living life normally, which preoccupy you, and which cause you (and your family and friends) inconvenience, distress and upset.

What is a phobia?

Every phobia is really just a particular type of anxiety – you feel very strong panic and fear about certain situations or objects. The body responds to this fear by giving you a shot of adrenalin. It may feel very similar to a panic attack. You may well go to great lengths to avoid the thing you have a phobia of and this can really get in the way of you living your life. The phobia specialists at Stockport Hypnotherapy can help get rid of your phobia for good.

Phobia Treatment in Stockport

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Phobia Information

For more information about fears and phobias, click on the alphabetical links:

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Radiophobia – Irrational fear of radiation or x-rays.
Ranidaphobia – Phobia of frogs.
Rectophobia – Fear of rectums or rectal diseases.
Rhabdophobia – Irrational fear of being severely punished; can also mean fear of being criticized.
Rhypophobia – Phobia of dirt, germs of of defecation.
Rhytiphobia – Phobia of getting wrinkles.
Rupophobia – Irrational fear of rubbish, filth or dirt.
Russophobia – Fear of Russians or of the Russian state.


Samhainophobia – Phobia of Halloween (Samhain is the pre-Christian name for Hallowen)
Satanophobia – Irrational fear of Satan or the devil.
Scabiophobia – Irrational fear of scabies.
Scelerophobia – Fear of criminals such as burglars, murderers, rapists or muggers.
Sciaphobia – Phobia of shadows.
Scoleciphobia – Irrational fear of worms – also called vermiphobia
Scolionophobia – Intense and irrational fear of school – also called didaskaleinophobia.
Scopophobia – Fear of being seen or stared at. A form of social anxiety
Scotomaphobia – Fear of going blind or of blindness in other people
Scotophobia – Fear of the dark. Normal in young children, this is classed as a phobia when it persists into adulthood.
Scriptophobia – Fear of writing in public. A form of social anxiety
Selachophobia – Phobia of sharks.
Selaphobia – Irrational fear of flashes of light.
Selenophobia – Phobia of the moon.
Seplophobia – Fear of decaying matter.
Siderodmophobia – Irrational fear of trains or travelling by train
Siderophobia – Fear of stars.
Sinistrophobia – Fear of the left-handed or of things to the left of the body
Sinophobia – Phobia of China, the Chinese or of Chinese culture.
Sitophobia – Fear of food or eating.
Soceraphobia – Phobia of parents-in-law.
Social Phobia – Not usually truly a phobia but anxiety, stress, discomfort and self -consciousness experienced in social situations.
Sociophobia – Fear of society or people in general. Again not usually a true phobia
Somniphobia – Fear of sleep. This may stem from a fear of losing control, or from a fear of death, or from general anxiety leaving us feeling vulnerable and unprotected when we are asleep
Sophophobia – Phobia of learning.
Soteriophobia – Fear of dependence on others.
Spacephobia – Fear of outer space. A variant of agoraphobia
Spectrophobia – Fear of spectres or ghosts.
Spheksophobia – Irrational fear of wasps.
Stasibasiphobia – Irrational fear that you cannot stand or walk
Statue Phobia – Fear of statues or effigies.
Staurophobia – Phobia of the crucifix and what it represents.
Stenophobia – Fear of narrow things or places.
Symbolophobia – Fear of symbolism.
Symmetrophobia – Fear of symmetry.
Syngenesophobia – Fear of family gatherings and of being with those related to you.