What is Phobia? Scientific Names to various Phobia’s

Phobia is a psychiatric term used to describe fear of a specific situation i-e fear of height, fear of road travel etc, or an object i-e animals like snakes, spiders, lizards, medical situations like seeing blood or being injected.
It is in fact, a psychological disorder in which the patient feel himself in-secure against these objects and avoid them. There are hundreds of phobias that are categorized in a list for the ease of psychology students.
We are going to list and define some of them.

Astraphobia – fear of thunder and lightning

fear of thunder and lightning

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Cyberphobia – fear of Computers / Learning new technologies

fear of Computers / Learning new technologies

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Agoraphobia – Fear of attending social events or open spaces

Fear of attending social events or open spaces

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Entomophobia – Fear of insects

Fear of insects

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Gephyrophobia – Fear of crossing bridges

Fear of crossing bridges

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Gynophobia – Fear of women

Fear of women

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Glossophobia – Fear of speaking in public (Shyness or lack of confidence in fact)

Fear of speaking in public (Shyness or lack of confidence in fact)

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Seismophobia – fear of earthquakes

fear of earthquakes

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Nosocomephobia – Fear of hospitals

Fear of hospitals

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Ophidiophobia or Snakophobia – Fear of snakes

Fear of snakes

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How was the post? Did you like it or not? We tried to highlight all the known phobias but may be missing more, post in the comment below any other phobia you know and don’t forget to mention your Phobia ???

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