Psychologist talking to his patient in chairs

Types of Phobias

Certain phobias are more prevalent than others. Gain a better understanding of both common and rare phobias so you're best equipped to manage your fear.
A man with a fear of women
Coping With the Fear of Women
The deep dark ocean
Coping With the Fear of the Ocean
cruise ship
What's Really Causing Your Fear of Cruise Ships?
common phobias
How Are the Most Common Phobias or Fears Treated?
Eating Disorders and Emetophobia (Specific Fear of Vomiting)
Eating Disorders and Emetophobia (Specific Phobia of Vomiting)
Woman Behind Transparent Wall
Do You Have the Fear of Being Trapped?
Couple lying down, close up
How the Fear of Sex Can Be a Mix of Different Phobias
Pensive adult woman lying on bed
Why Some People Have a Fear of Other People
Young woman sitting on the beach
Coping With the Fear of Water
back of mother holding her crying son
How to Help Children Overcome the Fear of Death
Doctor comforting senior patient
The Fear of Being Touched, Haphephobia, Can Damage Your Relationships
Notre Dame Cathedral, gargoyles
Coping WIth Daemonophobia or the Fear of Demons
Korean girl looking under bed with flashlight
Will Your Child Outgrow Their Fear of Monsters?
fearful flying
6 Ways to Cope With the Fear of Traveling
Student performing on high school stage
How Symptoms of Stage Fright Manifest Differently From Most Phobias
Hispanic woman shielding herself from light
Can You Actually Have a Fear of the Sun?
Angry woman sitting at her desk with hands in the air
Causes, Symptoms, and Complications With Angrophobia
Cruise ship at sunset
Is Cruise Ship Phobia Ruining Your Family's Vacation Plans?
Group of people looking angrily at camera
How the Fear of Being Stared at Can Limit Your Life
An image of a cemetery
Coping With the Fear of Dead Things (Necrophobia)
Mature man applying deodorant in office
Olfactory Reference Characteristics and Treatment
Toddler girl crying on mothers shoulder
What Is Separation Anxiety?
Man Holding Knee
What Is the Fear of Knees?
Vacuum cleaner in an empty room
Coping With Zuigerphobia, or the Fear of Vacuum Cleaners
The Bear's Cage, Tornado cloud over Texas.
The Fear of Air is Real, and It's Called Anemophobia
Young woman climbing on rock formation
Causes, Treatment, and Complications of Climacophobia
Distressed looking man sitting on hospital bed, head in hand, night
How Dementophobia or the Fear of Going Insane Happens
Wicca religion practitioners
The Reason for the Fear of Witchcraft in History and Modern Times
Central park in winter
Can You Be Afraid of Cold?
Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft anti-depressant tablets, close-up
Understanding Fluoxetine or Prozacs Side Effects and Drug Interactions
Desperate woman
Ataque de Nervios Is a Culturally-Bound Syndrome Exclusive to Latinos
multi ethnic business people in urban setting
Understanding Xenophobia, the Fear of Strangers
Man holding the bridge of his nose
Coping With Osmophobia or the Fear of Smells
Crying
Phobophobia Can Actually Cause Other Phobias
Reflection
A Phobia of Becoming Disfigured Can Severely Limit One’s Life
Businessman smiling with arms outstretched
Is Your Fear of Self-Promotion Killing Your Career or Your Love Life?
Group of happy young japanese people fun outdoors, Tokyo.
Taijin Kyofusho Is a Culturally-Bound Anxiety Disorder of the Japanese
Giving him the silent treatment
How a Fear of Intimacy Can Cause You to Avoid or Sabotage Relationships
Man looking at his phone with a worried expression.
Paraphobia: Learn How to Cope with the Fear of Perversion
Seafood BBQ with Japanese spiny lobsters
Coping With Ostraconophobia or the Fear of Shellfish
Girl asleep in bed lit only by night light.
Afraid of the Dark? You May Have Nyctophobia
Close up of a spider outdoors.
What You Need to Know About Arachnophobia
Lightning storm, Colorado
Do You Fear Thunder and Lightning?
Bird overhead
If Birds Make You Freak Out, You Might Have Ornithophobia
Woman reading food labels at grocery store
How the Symptoms of Cibophobia Are Treated
Close-Up Of Clown Face
Coping With Coulrophobia or the Fear of Clowns
Concerned looking man
The Truth About the Very Real Fear of Genital Retraction
Baby in bath tub
How Ablutophobia May Leave You Alone and Unemployed
wax figures of presidents
Insight Into the Rare Phobia of Wax Figures and Humanoid Robots
Man showing milky way to little boy, telescope
How Is the Fear of Outer Space Treated?
hand of businessman using smartphone in taxi
Why Amaxophobia Can Be Crippling
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole grain bread
You Might Have Arachibutyrophobia If You're Afraid of Peanut Butter
Young man looking at mixing bowl on kitchen counter, elevated view
How Food Phobias Can Have a Common Cause
Teenage girl in sunglasses, blowing bubble gum
Did You Know That a Phobia of Chewing Gum Actually Exists?
woman standing outside shower with towel on
How Bromidrophobia Can Make Daily Activities Difficult
Child about to slip on marbles on the floor
Why Having an Excessive Fear of Accidents Is a Legitimate Phobia
Passengers stepping in to crowded train, rear view (blurred motion)
The Fear of Train Tracks and Travel Is Real
Businessman on phone at desk hand on forehead
How You Can Overcome the Phobia of Success With Treatment
An anxious, fearful young woman clasps her hands in front of her face
The Overwhelming Fear of the Number 666
Dog laying outside in the grass
Why Are Some People Afraid of Dogs?