A-Z List of Phobias – P-Q
It is absolutely normal to have some fear of many of the things or situations in this alphabetical list. Fear of disease, for example, is a natural and rational human response; so is fear of parasites. 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.
Treatment for Phobia in Stockport
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Pagophobia – Fear of ice or frost.
Panophobia – Irrational fear of everything. This is really more accurately referred to as Generalized Anxiety Disorder – an overwhelming state of anxiety and the feeling as though something terrible is always about to happen
Panthophobia – Phobia of suffering and disease.
Pantophobia – not a real phobia but something from Dr Who – “fear of everything. Including pants I suppose” !!
Papaphobia – Fear of the Pope or the Roman Catholic church.
Papyrophobia – Phobia of paper. This can be quite varied – a phobia of dry paper, crumpled paper, clean paper, dirty paper, a phobia of paper of a certain size or of the ripping of paper
Paralipophobia – Fear of neglecting duties, obligations or responsibilities.
Paraphobia – Phobia of sexual perversion.
Parasitophobia – Fear of parasites.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia – Irrational fear of Friday the 13th.
Parthenophobia – Fear of virgins or young girls. A type of social anxiety.
Pathophobia – Phobia of disease.
Patroiophobia – Fear of heredity – usually relating to the fear of passing on mental or physical abnormalities
Peccatophobia – Irrational fear of sinning or wrongdoing.
Pediculophobia – Fear of lice.
Pediophobia – Fear of dolls.
Pedophobia – Fear of young children.
Peladophobia – Phobia of bald people.
Pellagrophobia – Fear of pellagra (a skin disease caused by vitamin deficiency).
Peniaphobia – Irrational fear of poverty.
Pentheraphobia – Fear of your mother-in-law.
Phagophobia – Fear of swallowing or eating.
Phalacrophobia – Phobia about becoming bald.
Pharmacophobia – Fear of taking medicine or drugs.
Phengophobia – Fear of daylight or sunshine.
Philemaphobia – Fear of kissing. This can be related to social anxiety or to a fear of germs (germophobia)
Philophobia – Fear of falling in love or of intimacy.
Philosophobia Fear of philosophy.
Phobophobia – Fear of phobias. This is usually in fact a fear of panic or panic attacks or of outwardly showing the signs of panic
Phonophobia – Phobia of loud sounds, voices or noises – it can include the fear of your own voice.
Photoaugliaphobia – Fear of glaring lights.
Photophobia – Phobia of light.
Phronemophobia – Fear of thinking.
Phthisiophobia – Fear of tuberculosis.
Placophobia – Phobia of tombstones – generally related to thanatophobia – irrational fear of death.
Plutophobia – Irrational fear of wealth.
Pneumatiphobia – Fear of the spiritual.
Pnigerophobia (also known as pnigophobia) – Phobia of choking of being smothered.
Pogonophobia Fear of beards.
Poliosophobia – Irrational fear of contracting poliomyelitis.
Polyphobia – Phobia of many things – usually a sign of general anxiety
Ponophobia – Irrational fear of overworking or becoming fatigued
Porphyrophobia -Phobia of the color purple.
Potamophobia – Phobia of rivers or running water.
Potophobia – Phobia of alcohol. Stems from a number of sources – perhaps religious belief or due to the fear of loss of control
Proctophobia – Abormal fear of rectal disease. A form of health anxiety.
Prosophobia – Fear of progress or of moving forward.
Psellismophobia- Fear of stuttering.
Psychophobia – Fear of the depths of the mind’s potential
Psychrophobia – Phobia of the cold or of cold weather.
Pteromerhanophobia – Fear of flying.
Pteronophobia – Fear of being tickled by feathers.
Pupaphobia – Irrational fear of puppets.
Pyrexiophobia – Phobia of having a fever.