Most common phobias

For example: agoraphobia, claustrophobia, social phobia.

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Most common phobias

Postby Apple2 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:15 am

Found this list of the most common phobias. Do you agree with any of them?

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Postby CrazyKiss » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:51 am

What are they?

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Postby 100footpole » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:07 pm

First ten phobias in order were:

1) Claustrophobia (close spaces)
2) Acrophobia (heights)
3) Arachnophobia (spiders)
4) Ophidiophobia (snakes)
5) Necrophobia (death)
6) Coulrophobia (Clowns)
7) Fear of needles (No magic term?)
8) Galeophobia (sharks)
9) Entoophobia (insects ... vs spiders?)
10) Glossophobia (public speaking)

I have all of these ... and the only one I give into is Coulrophobia ... because I just don't like clowns ... The other nine I've done a convincing job of overcoming ... For Acrophobia I took the boy scouts on a villa ferrara (path for rock climbing with embedded hooks for safety harness). I got off the path after 2/3rds around because I was so worn out from hanging on so tight ...

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Postby LuisSteven » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:00 am


The Top Ten phobias are:

1. Arachnophobia:

The fear of spiders.
This phobia tends to affect women more than men.

2. Ophidiophobia:

The fear of snakes.
Often attributed to evolutionary causes, personal experiences, or cultural influences.

3. Acrophobia:

The fear of heights.
This fear can lead to anxiety attacks and avoidance of high places.

4. Agoraphobia:

The fear of situations in which escape is difficult.
This may include crowded areas, open spaces, or situations that are likely to trigger a panic attack. People will begin avoiding these trigger events, sometimes to the point that they cease leaving their home.
Approximately one third of people with panic disorder develop agoraphobia.

5. Cynophobia:

The fear of dogs.
This phobia is often associated with specific personal experiences, such as being bitten by a dog during childhood.

6. Astraphobia:

The fear of thunder and lightening.
Also known as Brontophobia, Tonitrophobia, or Ceraunophobia.

7. Trypanophobia:

The fear of injections.
Like many phobias, this fear often goes untreated because people avoid the triggering object and situation.

8. Social Phobias:

The fear of social situations.
In many cases, these phobias can become so severe that people avoid events, places, and people that are likely to trigger an anxiety attack.

9. Pteromerhanophobia:

The fear of flying.
Often treated using exposure therapy, in which the client is gradually and progressively introduced to flying.

10. Mysophobia:

The fear of germs or dirt.
May be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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