Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder.
A phobia is an irrational, persistent fear of something that is unlikely to cause harm. Phobias are more serious than ordinary fear sensation.
When someone has a phobia, they experience intense fear of a certain situation, or object.
Despite knowing that their phobia is irrational, the persons involved find it difficult to control their fear reaction.
People with phobias therefore, try as much as possible to avoid the phobic object, or endure with intense anxiety, or fear.
There are several types of Phobias.
Here are some you may find interesting, strange, funny, or even get wowed😂
1. Bathmophobia – Fear of stairs of step slopes.
2. Hominophobia – Fear of men
3. Bibliophobia – The fear of books
4. Cacophobia – Fear of ugliness
5. Pogonophobia – Fear of beards
6. Pedophobia – Fear of children
7. Aphenphosmphobia – Fear of touching, or being touched.
8. Autophobia – The fear of being alone
9. Dishabiliophobia – The fear of undressing in front of someone
10. Anuptaphobia – The fear of staying single
11. Peniaphobia – The fear of Poverty
12. Gephydrophobia – The fear of crossing bridges
13. Nomophobia – The fear of being without mobile phone or data or credit, or not charged.
14. Peladophobia – The fear of bald people
15. Allodoxophobia – The fear of opinions
16. Katsaridaphobia – The Fear of cockroaches.
17. Phalophobia / ithyphallophobia – The fear of seeing, thinking about, or having an erect penis.
18. Glossophobia – The fear of speaking in public.
19. Latrophobia – The fear of medical doctors.
20. Hydrophobic – The fear of water.
21. Necrophobia – The fear of dead things.
22. Tryphophobia – The fear of holes
Though these may appear funny, or weird, but when you start experiencing an intense anxiety, you may need to see a psychologist, or a mental health physician.
Phobias are treated with a combination of therapy and medications.
While subjecting you to some form of behavioural therapy, and psychotherapy called exposure therapy, he may also recommend, some medications like anxiolytics such as Benzodiazepines and Beta blockers.