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A – Z of not so well known phobias


March 25th 2017

A – Z of not so well known phobias

Dr Paul Rogers – CBT in the heart of Cardiff

I have had the privilege of helping a number of clients with quite a few of these phobias. Perhaps the most difficult was someone with a very significant fear of “coffins”. Trying to come up with a graded exposure progamme was very challenging!

Alektorophobia- The fear of chickens.

Bromidrosiphobia – The fear of body smells.

Caligynephobia- The fear of beautiful women.

Dextrophobia- The fear of objects at the right side of the body.

Emetophobia- The fear of vomiting.

Francophobia- The fear of France.

Genuphobia- The fear of knees.

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- The fear of long words.

Ichthyophobia- The fear of fish.

Japanophobia- The fear of Japan / Japanese.

Levophobia- The fear of things to the left side of the body.

Mageirocophobia- Fear of cooking.

Novercaphobia- The fear of your step-mother.

Omphalophobia- The fear of belly buttons.

Peladophobia- The fear of bald people.

Quintaphobia- The fear of the number five.

Ranidaphobia – The fear of frogs.

Sophophobia – The fear of learning.

Tonitrophobia- The fear of thunder.

Vaccinophobia- The fear of vaccination.

Wiccaphobia: The fear of witches and witchcraft.

Y (There is none!)

Xyrophobia – The fear of razors.

Zelophobia- The fear of jealousy.

Dr Paul Rogers – CBT in the heart of Cardiff