A-Z List of Phobias
It is normal to have some fear of many of the things or situations listed here. A fear of those who are insane, for example, is a natural and rational human response; so is fear of atomic explosion. However, when a natural fear is persistent and obsessive, it becomes a phobia. So whilst fear of insanity is normal, dementophobia is not. A phobia causes you significant distress, and affects the way you live your life from day to day. Most people would not choose to go to the dentist – but if you really have a dental phobia then you may go as far as avoiding essential dental treatment for years, enduring pain and discomfort and even losing your teeth. The phobias listed here are severe, irrational fears and phobias which stop you from living your life, 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.
Phobias – Treatment in Stockport
For fast, safe, effective phobia treatment, call us at our Stockport phobia clinic. If you are looking for hypnotherapy in Stockport to cure a phobia, to break bad habits, help emotional problems such as jealousy and insecurity, for stress and anxiety, or low self esteem, then give us a call and we can answer any questions you might have. First, though, take a look at our reviews. Go to any of the independent websites which list and give reviews of hypnotherapists (for examplewww.freeindex.co.uk – Google also displays reviews) and you will see that Pam and Claire have the top ratings for any hypnotherapists in the north or north west. If you would like further information about hypnosis in Stockport, for insomnia, fear of flying, self esteem and confidence, depression, to lose weight, to stop bad habits such as nail biting, to stop smoking or for any other problem, please call 07779 575 816 to book your free consultation now.
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Daemonophobia – Fear of demons or daemons.
Decidophobia – Fear of making decisions.
Defecaloesiophobia – Phobia of bowel movements, particularly painful bowel movements.
Deipnophobia – Fear of having a conversation whilst eating; phobia of eating with other people.
Dementophobia – phobia of insanity or madness, of becoming insane, or of others who are insane
Demophobia – Fear and avoidance of crowds. – also called ochlophobia
Dendrophobia – Fear of trees.
Dentophobia – Fear of dentists and dental treatment.
Dermatopathophobia – abormal fear of skin disease or skin lesions.
Dextrophobia – Fear of objects placed to the right side of the body.
Diabetophobia- Fear of diabetes or becoming diabetic – a form of health anxiety. This is sometimes linked with needle phobia.
Didaskaleinophobia – Fear of going to school – usually known as school phobia.
Dikephobia – Fear of justice.
Dinophobia – Fear of dizziness. Frequently linked with general anxiety. Dinophobia can also mean a fear of whirlpools.
Diplophobia – Phobia of double vision.
Dipsophobia – Fear of alcohol and its effects
Dishabiliophobia – Fear of undressing in front of someone.
Doraphobia – Fear of fur or skins of animals. Sufferers will avoid furry animals such as cats or dogs, as well as coats or other clothing made of fur or skin
Doxophobia – Fear of expressing opinions; fear of receiving praise. A form of social anxiety
Driving Phobia – Fear of driving a motorized vehicle.
Dromophobia – Fear of crossing roads. Also known as agyrophobia
Dysmorphophobia – Now more commonly known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) – a condition where the sufferer has a very distorted and negative body image, with a hugely exaggerated sense of their flaws and imperfections
Dystychiphobia – Fear of accidents. Often dystchiphobia is part of fear of flying or fear of driving.
Earthquakophobia – Fear of earthquakes – the proper name is seismophobia.
Ecclesiophobia – Fear of churches – this can mean of the vuildings themselves or the institution and its religious practices.
Eisoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror, usually caused by insecurities about physical appearance and body image.
Electrophobia – Phobia of electricity.
Emaciatophobia – Fear of becoming or being too thin.
Emetophobia – Fear of vomiting or throwing up.
Enetophobia – another term for fear of needles or trypanophobia – aichmophobia is another word; enetophobia can also refer to fear of phobia or sharply pointed objects.
Enissophobia (or enosiophobia)- Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin. Most common in thoe who have grown up in a very critical environment, or those whose traditions seek to instill a fear of God
Entomophobia – Fear of insects
Eosophobia – Fear of dawn or daylight.
Ephebiphobia – Fear of young people, teenagers or youth.
Epistaxiophobia – Fear of nosebleeds, seeing others with a nosebleed – sometimes due to the fear of a nosebleed leading to bleeding to death.
Epistemophobia – Fear of wisdom or knowledge.
Equinophobia – Fear of horses.
Eremophobia – Fear of being alone or of loneliness.
Ereuthophobia – Fear of the colour red or of blushing. Sadly, this phobia can often in fact lead to blushing, as blushing is one of the symptoms of anxiety
Ergasiophobia – Fear of being unable to work or function properly, particular a surgeon fearing they will be unable to operate
Ergophobia – Fear of work or of finding employment, due to undue anxiety in the workplace. This may be a combination of other fears and phobias, such as social phobia (about relationships with colleagues), or performance anxiety – fear of making mistakes or being criticized
Erotophobia – Fear of sexual intimacy or of talking or reading about sex or looking at sexually explicit material
Euphobia – Fear of good news; an inability to enjoy happiness.