A-Z List of Phobias; H-I
It is normal to have some fear of many of the things or situations listed here. Fear of pain, for example, is a natural and rational human response; so is fear of atomic explosion. However, when a natural fear becomes a phobia, it causes you significant distress, and affects the way you live your life. You would probably not choose to have a painful injection – but if you really suffer with needle phobia then you may go as far as avoiding essential medical treatment or tests, or avoid getting pregnant. Most people would choose to feel well rather than feel sick, and would rather not watch someone else being sick – but if you really have a phobia of vomiting (emetophobia) then you may go as far as avoiding car, coach or train travel, eating out, pubs and bars (because people there may be sick) – or even avoid having a child because you fear morning sickness. 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. The symptoms are very similar to panic attacks. 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.
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Hadephobia – Obsessive fear of hell.
Hagiophobia – Phobia of saints or holy things.
Harpaxophobia – Fear of robbers or being robbed or attacked by a thief or mugger.
Hedonophobia – Fear or guilt about feeling pleasure, usually linked to the belief that pleasure is wrong because there is so much grief, poverty, illness and hardship in the world.
Heliophobia – Fear of sunlight, often linked to an obsessive fear of getting skin cancer. The term is also used in medicine to mean an excessive sensitivity to sunlight
Hellenologophobia – Fear of Greek or Latin terms or complex scientific terminology.
Helminthophobia – Abnormal fear of being infested with worms.
Hemaphobia – Phobia of of blood or the sight of blood.
Heresyphobia – Fear of challenges or deviations to the norm, to doctrine or of radical deviation. Also known as hereiophobia.
Herpetophobia – Fear of reptiles.
Hierophobia – Fear of priests, nuns, holy people or sacred objects.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – Amusingly enough, this is the fear of long words!
Hobophobia – Fear of the homeless.
Hodophobia – Fear of travel. The most common form of this phobia is fear of flying but sufferers may also have claustrophobia leading to a phobia of crowds or of waiting in queues, emetophobia – vomiting phobia – or generalized anxiety about being away from the security of being at home.
Homichlophobia – Phobia of fog.
Homilophobia – Fear of sermons or being preached to.
Homophobia – Used in its proper sense (rather than to mean bigoted people who simply dislike homosexuals) this means fear of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.
Hoplophobia – Irrational fear of firearms and weapons (as opposed to justified fear about those who might wield them)
Hormephobia – Fear of shock – this can refer equally to eg electrical shock or the shock you experience on hearing bad news.
Hyalophobia – Fear of glass or chrystals.
Hydrargyophobia – Fear of medicines or vaccines which contain mercury.
Hydrophobia – doesn’t in fact mean fear of water! It refers to the late stages of rabies infection where the sufferer has difficulty swallowing and will experience panic when given water (or any liquids) to drink. The correct term for fear of water is in fact aquaphobia.
Hydrophobophobia – Fear of rabies.
Hygrophobia – abnormal fear of liquids, especially water and wine, and also water, moisture or dampness
Hylephobia – Phobia of epilepsy.
Hylophobia – Irrational fear of wood, forest or trees.
Hypegiaphobia – Fear of responsibility; a feeling of being overwhelmed at the amount of responsibility you have
Hypnophobia – Fear of sleep or being hypnotized.
Iatrophobia – Intense fear of going to the doctors.
Ichthyophobia – Fear of fish.
Ideophobia – Fear of ideas, especially new ideas.
Illyngophobia – Fear of vertigo. losing balance or feeling dizzy.
Iophobia – Abnormal and excessive fear of poison.
Isopterophobia – Fear of termites and insects that eat wood.