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The word phobia comes from the Greek word for fear ( fobos). In medical terms 'Phobia' is an anxiety disorder. It is estimated that in USA - 5.1% to 21.5% people suffer from some kind of phobia.

Women are more prone to have a phobia and this can be the cause for serious disability.

The opposite of the suffix -phobia is a - philia or -philie (meaning "love of").

There are many more phobias described than what are medically acceptable to be called a 'mental anxiety disorder'. Some of these phobias actually mean a 'negative attitude towards something.'

Medindia's 531 listed phobias include both types.

Browse the Phobia Alphabetically

Total - 531 / Alphabet A - 68
S. No Phobias Description
1 Ablutophobia Fear of washing or bathing.
2 Acarophobia Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching.
3 Acerophobia Fear of sourness.
4 Achluophobia Fear of darkness.
5 Acousticophobia Fear of noise.
6 Acrophobia Fear of heights.
7 Aerophobia Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airbourne noxious substances.
8 Aeroacrophobia Fear of open high places.
9 Aeronausiphobia Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.
10 Agoraphobia Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets.
11 Agraphobia Fear of sexual abuse.
12 Agrizoophobia Fear of wild animals.
13 Agyrophobia Fear of streets or crossing the street.
14 Aichmophobia Fear of needles or pointed objects.
15 Ailurophobia Fear of cats.
16 Albuminurophobia Fear of kidney disease.
17 Alektorophobia Fear of chickens.
18 Algophobia Fear of pain.
19 Alliumphobia Fear of garlic.
20 Allodoxaphobia Fear of opinions.
21 Altophobia Fear of heights.
22 Amathophobia Fear of dust.
23 Amaxophobia Fear of riding in a car.
24 Ambulophobia Fear of walking.
25 Amnesiphobia Fear of amnesia.
26 Amychophobia Fear of scratches or being scratched.
27 Anablepobia Fear of looking up.
28 Ancraophobia or Anemophobia Fear of wind.
29 Androphobia Fear of men.
30 Anemophobia Fear of air drafts or wind.
31 Anginophobia Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.
32 Anglophobia Fear of England, English culture, etc.
33 Angrophobia Fear of becoming angry.
34 Ankylophobia Fear of immobility of a joint.
35 Anthrophobia or Anthophobia Fear of flowers.
36 Anthropophobia Fear of people or society.
37 Antlophobia Fear of floods.
38 Anuptaphobia Fear of staying single.
39 Apeirophobia Fear of infinity.
40 Aphenphosmphobia Fear of being touched. (Haphephobia)
41 Apiphobia Fear of bees.
42 Apotemnophobia Fear of persons with amputations.
43 Arachibutyrophobia Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
44 Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia Fear of spiders.
45 Arithmophobia Fear of numbers.
46 Arrhenphobia Fear of men.
47 Arsonphobia Fear of fire.
48 Asthenophobia Fear of fainting or weakness.
49 Astraphobia or Astrapophobia Fear of thunder and lightning.
50 Astrophobia Fear of stars and celestial space.
51 Asymmetriphobia Fear of asymmetrical things.
52 Ataxiophobia Fear of ataxia (muscular incoordination)
53 Ataxophobia Fear of disorder or untidiness.
54 Atelophobia Fear of imperfection.
55 Atephobia Fear of ruins.
56 Athazagoraphobia Fear of being forgotton or ignored or forgetting.
57 Atomosophobia Fear of atomic explosions.
58 Atychiphobia Fear of failure.
59 Aulophobia Fear of flutes.
60 Aurophobia Fear of gold.
61 Auroraphobia Fear of Northern lights.
62 Autodysomophobia Fear of one that has a vile odor.
63 Automatonophobia Fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues - anything that falsly represents a sentient being.
64 Automysophobia Fear of being dirty.
65 Autophobia Fear of being alone or of oneself.
66 Aviophobia or Aviatophobia Fear of flying.
67 Agliophobia Fear of Pain
68 amaxophobia Get palpitations and get terrified while riding in any vehicle
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Asha1790
Yes, it is true that people suffer with Acousticophobia. i.e fear of noise. The fear of noise starts with irritation and ends with tears. it goes so high to an extent of that person getting annoyed and shouting at others for not making the noise. they themselves make noise in order to stop the other noises. they don't want to get disturbed by any noise. They are silencophilic in nature. yet, they don't understand the concept that the whole world is filled with noise and sound. its just that whether you want to get disturbed or not. A bus has 100's of people filled with noise and still you will have to travel in the same bus for various reasons. so sometimes tolerating and resisting will not solve the issues. it worsens at cases when u tolerate or resist. You just need to know that things are like this, accept it and move ahead. sometimes accepting things makes life easier. At the same time, i am not guiding, not to stop people from being noisy. just keep SILENT boards wherever required. And leave quote like SILENCE IS GOLDEN. have a great ACOUSTOPHILIC day ahead.
Asha1790  Thursday, June 25, 2015
Kimberly Parkey
I have a fear of stairs that do not have backs to them (that you can see through to underneith the stairs, such as those used in most apartments). I also have a large fear of escalators.
Kimberly Parkey  Friday, February 29, 2008