As children growing up, we know no fear until we learn it. You have seen over the years anxious parents watching their child on a slide or climbing frame oblivious to any danger that the parents see. Some fears of course are important for us to learn, helping us to avoid what is dangerous, but so many other fears are irrational but fill us with the same dread. When a fear starts to disrupt your daily life, it’s possible you may be suffering from a phobia.

People with phobias will often try to avoid the situation or object that starts or triggers their phobia. How their life is affected depends on the nature and severity of the phobia.

Someone who is scared of spiders may simply not be able to touch or hold one. Others may not be able to be in the same room as a spider they can see. Someone else might not be able to see even a picture of a spider and could even boycott television or films which may include spiders. These effects can be powerful.


A fear is an unpleasant reaction we feel when confronted with real danger. it is an essential ‘fight or flight’ instinct, which makes us prepare to either run away from that danger, or stick around and fight it out.


A phobia on the other hand (while still a very strong and unpleasant reaction), is an irrational fear which has been ‘symbolically attached’ to an object, or situation, which causes little or no real danger.

There will usually be strong avoidance behaviour connected with the phobia, which will run alongside intense feelings of anxiety, loss of control and panic.

Sometimes, confrontation with the phobia, can even lead to fainting, but this is usually only associated with blood, injury, or needle-type phobias.

Specific phobias

Specific phobias can be categorised into five main types:

Animal: such as rats/mice, spiders, insects, snakes, flying creatures, dogs, cats and reptiles.

Natural Environment: such as water, thunderstorms, heights, fire, and the dark.

Blood / Injury /Needles: such as injections, the sight of blood, dentistry, surgical operations, or other invasive medical procedures.

Situational: such as flying, lifts, driving, tunnels, bridges, enclosed spaces (claustrophobia), or being sick.

These fears relate to a fear of being trapped and unable to get away.Other: such as illness, germs, choking, vomiting.

Complex phobias

As well as the specific phobias, there are also the complex phobias of social phobia / social anxiety, and agoraphobia (the fear of open spaces). These can also be very distressing and debilitating, in a wide range of situations.

What causes phobias?

Phobias are often caused in childhood, where the child experiences a real fear, but the mind manages to detach (or repress) the feeling of terror, from the situation that caused it.

This leaves the mind with a strong fear, and nothing to attach it to. The mind doesn’t like it this way, and will therefore, symbolically attach this fear, to a real object or situation that it does know about, be it a spider, an enclosed space, a lift… whatever it may find.

Whenever the person now comes into contact with the object or situation (say, a spider), they feel the fear that the subconscious mind has associated with it. and they have a ‘phobia’.

Sometimes, however, phobias can develop after experiencing something.

The initial sensitising event, or triggering incident, may vary from witnessing, for example, an accident, visiting the dentist’s office, or even just hearing about terrible disasters.

Or, a child may model their behaviour on that of their role model who has a phobia in their own right, and as a result, this can cause the child to become phobic as well.

An example of this, would be a child who became terrified of thunderstorms, simply because the mother was frightened of them and acted in a terrified manner, or hid herself away, whenever a storm raged overhead.

The child would quickly have picked up on the mother’s fear, absorbed and formed a learned behaviour pattern, and thus developed a conditioned response.

Hypnosis can be effective in desensitising and eliminating the phobia and showing the client how best to relax and remove any anxieties while providing methods of relaxation should confrontation of the fear occur in the future.

Alphabetical list of phobias

Abuse: sexual – Contreltophobia
Accidents – Dystychiphobia
Air – Anemophobia
Air swallowing – Aerophobia
Airborne noxious substances – Aerophobia
Airsickness – Aeronausiphobia
Alcohol – Methyphobia or Potophobia
Alone, being – Autophobia or Monophobia
Alone, being or solitude – Isolophobia
Amnesia – Amnesiphobia
Anger – Cholerophobia
Angina – Anginophobia
Animals – Zoophobia
Animals, skins of or fur – Doraphobia
Animals, wild – Agrizoophobia
Ants – Myrmecophobia
Anything new – Neophobia
Asymmetrical things – Asymmetriphobia
Atomic Explosions – Atomosophobia
Automobile, being in a moving – Ochophobia
Automobiles- Motorphobia

Bacteria – Bacteriophobia
Bald people – Peladophobia
Bald, becoming – Phalacrophobia
Bathing – Ablutophobia
Beards – Pogonophobia
Beaten by a rod or instrument of punishment, or of being severely criticized – Rhabdophobia
Beautiful women – Caligynephobia
Beds or going to bed – Clinophobia
Bees – Apiphobia or Melissophobia
Bicycles – Cyclophobia
Birds – Ornithophobia
Black – Melanophobia
Blindness in a visual field – Scotomaphobia
Blood – Hemophobia, Hemaphobia or Hematophobia
Blushing or the color red – Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia
Body odors – Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia
Body, things to the left side of the body – Levophobia
Body, things to the right side of the body – Dextrophobia
Bogeyman or bogies – Bogyphobia
Bolsheviks – Bolshephobia
Books – Bibliophobia
Bound or tied up – Merinthophobia
Bowel movements: painful – Defecaloesiophobia
Brain disease – Meningitophobia
Bridges or of crossing them – Gephyrophobia
Buildings: being close to high buildings – Batophobia
Bullets – Ballistophobia
Bulls – Taurophobia
Bums or beggars – Hobophobia
Burglars, or being harmed by wicked persons – Scelerophobia
Buried alive, being or cemeteries – Taphephobia or Taphophobia

Cancer – Cancerophobia, Carcinophobia
Car or vehicle, riding in – Amaxophobia
Cats – Aclurophobia, Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Galeophobia, or Gatophobia
Celestial spaces – Astrophobia
Cemeteries – Coimetrophobia
Cemeteries or being buried alive – Taphephobia or Taphophobia
Ceremonies, religious – Teleophobia
Changes, making; moving – Tropophobia or Metathesiophobia
Chickens – Alektorophobia
Child, bearing a deformed; deformed people – Teratophobia
Childbirth – Maleusiophobia, Tocophobia, Parturiphobia, or Lockiophobia
Children – Pedophobia
Chinese or Chinese culture – Sinophobia
Chins – Geniophobia
Choking or being smothered – Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia
Choking – Anginophobia
Cholera – Chorophobia
Church – Ecclesiophobia
Clocks – Chronomentrophobia
Clocks or time – Chronophobia
Clothing – Vestiphobia
Clouds – Nephophobia
Clowns – Coulrophobia
Coitus – Coitophobia
Cold or cold things – Frigophobia
Cold: extreme, ice or frost – Cryophobia
Cold – Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia or Psychropophobia
Color purple – Porphyrophobia
Color red or blushing – Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia
Color yellow – Xanthophobia
Color white – Leukophobia
Colors – Chromophobia or Chromatophobia
Comets – Cometophobia
Computers or working on computers – Cyberphobia
Confined spaces – Claustrophobia
Constipation – Coprastasophobia
Contamination, dirt or infection – Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia
Contamination with dirt or germs – Misophobia or Mysophobia
Cooking – Mageirocophobia
Corpses – Necrophobia
Cosmic Phenomenon – Kosmikophobia
Creepy, crawly things – Herpetophobia
Criticized severely, or beaten by rod or instrument of punishment – Rhabdophobia
Criticism – Enissophobia
Crosses or the crucifix – Staurophobia
Crossing streets – Agyrophobia or Dromophobia
Crowded public places like markets – Agoraphobia
Crowds or mobs – Enochlophobia, Demophobia or Ochlophobia
Crucifix, the or crosses – Staurophobia
Crystals or glass – Crystallohobia

Dampness, moisture or liquids – Hygrophobia
Dancing – Chorophobia
Dark or night – Nyctophobia
Dark place, being in – Lygophobia
Darkness – Achluophobia or Myctophobia, or Scotophobia
Dawn or daylight – Eosophobia
Daylight or sunshine – Phengophobia
Death or dying – Thanatophobia
Death or dead things – Necrophobia
Decaying matter – Seplophobia
Decisions: making decisions – Decidophobia
Defeat – Kakorrhaphiophobia
Deformed people or bearing a deformed child – Teratophobia
Deformity or unattractive body image – Dysmorphophobia
Demons – Demonophobia or Daemonophobia
Dental surgery – Odontophobia
Dentists – Dentophobia
Dependence on others – Soteriophobia
Depth – Bathophobia
Diabetes – Diabetophobia
Dining or dinner conservations – Delpnophobia
Dirt, contamination or infection – Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia
Dirt or germs, being contaminated with – Misophobia or mysophobia
Dirt or filth – Rhypophobia or Rupophobia
Dirty, being dirty or personal filth – Automysophobia
Disease – Nosophobia, Nosemaphobia or Pathophobia
Disease and suffering – Panthophobia
Disease, a definite – Monopathophobia
Disease, brain – Meningitophobia
Disease: kidney – Albuminurophobia
Disease, rectal – Rectophobia
Dizziness or vertigo when looking down – Illyngophobia
Dizziness or whirlpools – Dinophobia
Doctor, going to the – Iatrophobia
Doctrine, challeges to or radical deviation from official – Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia
Dogs or rabies – Cynophobia
Dolls – Pediophobia
Double vision – Diplophobia
Drafts – Aerophobia or Anemophobia
Dreams, wet – Oneirogmophobia
Dreams – Oneirophobia
Drinking – Dipsophobia
Drugs, new – Neopharmaphobia
Drugs or taking medicine – Pharmacophobia
Dryness- Xerophobia
Dust- Amathophobia or Koniophobia
Duty or responsibility, neglecting – Paralipophobia
Dying or death – Thanatophobia

Eating or swallowing – Phagophobia
Eating or food – Sitophobia or Sitiophobia
Eating or swallowing or of being eaten – Phagophobia
Eight, the number – Octophobia
Electricity – Electrophobia
Englishness – Anglophobia
Erect penis – Medorthophobia
Erection, losing an – Medomalacuphobia
Everything – Panophobia, Panphobia, Pamphobia, or Pantophobia
Eyes – Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia
Eyes, opening one’s – Optophobia

Fabrics, certain – Textophobia
Failure – Atychiphobia or Kakorrhaphiophobia
Fainting – Asthenophobia
Fatigue – Kopophobia
Fearful situations: being preferred by a phobic – Counterphobia
Feathers or being tickled by feathers – Pteronophobia
Fecal matter, feces – Coprophobia or Scatophobia
Female genitals – Kolpophobia
Female genitalia – Eurotophobia
Fever – Febriphobia, Fibriphobia, Fidriophobia or Pyrexiophobia
Filth or dirt – Rhypophobia
Fire – Arsonphobia or Pyrophobia
Firearms – Hoplophobia
Fish – Ichthyophobia
Flogging or punishment – Mastigophobia
Floods – Antlophobia
Flowers – Anthrophobia or Anthophobia
Flutes – Aulophobia
Flying – Aviophobia or Aviatophobia or Pteromerhanophobia
Fog – Homichlophobia or Nebulaphobia
Food or eating – Sitophobia or Sitiophobia
Food – Cibophobia
Foreigners or strangers – Xenophobia
Forests or wooden objects – Xylophobia
Forests – Hylophobia
Forests, dark wooded area, of at night – Nyctohylophobia
Forgetting or being forgotten – Athazagoraphobia
France or French culture – Francophobia, Gallophobia or Galiphobia
Freedom – Eleutherophobia
Friday the 13th – Paraskavedekatriaphobia
Frogs – Batrachophobia
Frost, ice or extreme cold – Cryophobia
Frost or ice – Pagophobia
Functioning or work: surgeon’s fear of operating – Ergasiophobia
Fur or skins of animals – Doraphobia

Gaiety – Cherophobia
Garlic – Alliumphobia
Genitals, particularly female – Kolpophobia
Genitalia, female – Eurotophobia
Germans or German culture – Germanophobia or Teutophobia
Germs or dirt, being contaminated with – Misophobia or mysophobia
Germs – Verminophobia
Ghosts or specters – Spectrophobia
Ghosts – Phasmophobia
Girls, young or virgins – Parthenophobia
Glass or crystals – Crystallophobia
Glass – Hyelophobia, Hyalophobia or Nelophobia
Gloomy place, being in – Lygophobia
God or gods – Zeusophobia
Gods or religion – Theophobia
Gold – Aurophobia
Good news, hearing good news – Euphobia
Gravity – Barophobia
Greek or Greek culture – Hellophobia
Greek terms – Hellenologophobia

Hair – Chaetophobia, Trichopathophobia, Trichophobia, or Hypertrichophobia
Halloween – Samhainophobia
Handwriting – Graphophobia
Harmed by wicked persons; bad men or burglars – Scelerophobia
Heart – Cardiophobia
Heat – Thermophobia
Heaven – Ouranophobia or Uranophobia
Heights – Acrophobia, Altophobia, Batophobia, Hypsiphobia or Hyposophobia
Hell – Hadephobia, Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia
Heredity – Patroiophobia
Holy things – Hagiophobia
Home – Ecophobia
Home surroundings or a house – Oikophobia
Home, returning – Nostophobia
Home surroundings – Eicophobia
Homosexuality or of becoming homosexual – Homophobia
Horses – Equinophobia or Hippophobia
Hospitals – Nosocomephobia
House or home surroundings – Oikophobia
Houses or being in a house – Domatophobia
Hurricanes and tornadoes – Lilapsophobia
Hypnotized, being or of sleep – Hypnophobia

Ice or frost – Pagophobia
Ice, frost or extreme cold – Cryophobia
Ideas – Ideophobia
Ignored, being – Athazagoraphobia
Imperfection – Atelophobia
Inability to stand – Basiphobia or Basophobia
Infection, contamination or dirt – Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia
Infinity – Apeirophobia
Injections – Trypanophobia
Injury – Traumatophobia
Insanity, dealing with – Lyssophobia
Insanity – Dementophobia or Maniaphobia
Insects – Acarophobia or Entomophobia or Insectophobia
Insects that eat wood – Isopterophobia
Insects that cause itching – Acarophobia
Itching – Acarophobia

Japanese or Japanese culture – Japanophobia
Jealousy – Zelophobia
Jews – Judeophobia
Joint immobility – Ankylophobia
Jumping from high and low places – Catapedaphobia
Justice – Dikephobia

Kidney disease – Albuminurophobia
Kissing – Philemaphobia or Philematophobia
Knees – Genuphobia
Knowledge – Gnosiophobia or Epistemophobia

Lakes – Limnophobia
Large things – Megalophobia
Laughter – Geliophobia
Lawsuits – Liticaphobia
Learning – Sophophobia
Left-handed; objects at the left side of the body – Sinistrophobia
Leprosy – Leprophobia or Lepraphobia
Lice – Pediculophobia or Phthiriophobia
Light – Photophobia
Light flashes – Selaphobia
Lightning and thunder – Brontophobia or Karaunophobia
Lights, glaring – Photoaugliaphobia
Liquids, dampness or moisture – Hygrophobia
Locked in an enclosed place – Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia
Lockjaw or tetanus – Tetanophobia
Loneliness or of being oneself – Eremophobia or Eremiphobia
Looking up – Anablephobia or Anablepophobia
Loud noises – Ligyrophobia
Love, sexual love – Erotophobia
Love play – Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia
Love, falling or being in – Philophobia

Machines – Mechanophobia
Mad, becoming – Lyssophobia
Many things – Polyphobia
Marriage – Gamophobia
Materialism – Hylephobia
Matter, decaying – Seplophobia
Meat – Carnophobia
Medicine, taking; or drugs – Pharmacophobia
Medicines, mercurial – Hydrargyophobia
Memories- Mnemophobia
Men, bad or burglars or being harmed by wicked persons – Scelerophobia
Men – Androphobia or Arrhenphobia or Hominophobia
Menstruation – Menophobia
Mercurial medicines – Hydrargyophobia
Metal – Metallophobia
Meteors – Meteorophobia
Mice – Musophobia, Murophobia or Suriphobia
Microbes – Bacillophobia or Microbiophobia
Mind – Psychophobia
Mirrors or seeing oneself in a mirror – Eisoptrophobia
Mirrors – Catoptrophobia
Missles – Ballistophobia
Mobs or crowds – Demophobia, Enochlophobia or Ochlophobia
Moisture, dampness or liquids – Hygrophobia
Money – Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia
Moon – Selenophobia
Mother-in-law – Pentheraphobia
Moths – Mottephobia
Motion or movement – Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia
Moving or making changes – Tropophobia
Moving automobile or vehicle, being in – Ochophobia
Muscular incoordination (Ataxia) – Ataxiophobia
Mushrooms – Mycophobia
Music – Melophobia
Myths or stories or false statements – Mythophobia

Names or hearing a certain name – Onomatophobia
Names – Nomatophobia
Narrow things or places – Stenophobia
Narrowness – Anginophobia
Needles – Aichmophobia or Belonephobia
New, anything or novel – Kainophobia, Kainolophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Neophobia
Newness – Cainophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Cainotophobia
News: hearing good news – Euphobia
Night or dark – Nyctophobia
Night – Noctiphobia
Noise – Acousticophobia
Noises, loud – Ligyrophobia
Noises or voices, speaking aloud, or telephones – Phonophobia
Northern lights – Auroraphobia
Nosebleeds – Epistaxiophobia
Novelty or anything new – Kainophobia or Kainolophobia
Novelty – Cainophobia or Cainotophobia
Nuclear weapons – Nucleomituphobia
Nudity – Gymnophobia or Nudophobia
Number 8 – Octophobia
Number 13 – Triskadekaphobia
Numbers – Arithmophobia or Numerophobia

Objects, small – Tapinophobia
Ocean or sea – Thalassophobia
Odor, personal – Bromidrosiphobia, Bromidrophobia, Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia
Odor, that one has a vile odor – Autodysomophobia
Odors or smells – Olfactophobia
Official doctrine, challeges to or radical deviation from – Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia
Old people – Gerontophobia
Old, growing – Gerascophobia or Gerontophobia
Open spaces – Agoraphobia
Open high places – Aeroacrophobia
Operation, surgical – Tomophobia
Opinions – Allodoxaphobia
Others, dependence on – Soteriophobia
Otters – Lutraphobia
Outer space – Spacephobia

Pain – Algiophobia, Ponophobia, Odynophobia or Odynephobia
Paper – Papyrophobia
Parasites – Parasitophobia
Parents-in-law – Soceraphobia
Peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth – Arachibutyrophobia
Pellagra – Pellagrophobia
Penis, erect – Medorthophobia
Penis, esp erect – Phallophobia
Penis, erect: seeing, thinking about or having – Ithyphallophobia
Penis, losing an erection – Medomalacuphobia
People – Anthropophobia
People in general or society – Sociophobia
People, deformed or bearing a deformed child – Teratophobia
Philosophy – Philsosphobia
Phobias – Phobophobia
Phobic prefering fearful situations – Counterphobia
Pins and needles – Belonephobia
Pins – Enetophobia
Place: locked in an enclosed place – Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia
Place, being in a dark or gloomy – Lygophobia
Places, certain – Topophobia
Places, crowded public – Agora[phobia
Places, open high – Aeroacrophobia
Places or things, narrow – Stenophobia
Plants – Botonophobia
Pleasure, feeling – Hedonophobia
Poetry – Metrophobia
Pointed objects – Aichmophobia
Poison – Iophobia
Poisoned, being – Toxiphobia, Toxophobia, or Toxicophobia
Poliomyelitis, contracting – Poliosophobia
Politicians – Politicophobia
Pope – Papaphobia
Poverty – Peniaphobia
Precipices – Cremnophobia
Priests or sacred things – Hierophobia
Progress – Prosophobia
Property – Orthophobia
Prostitutes or venereal disease – Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia
Punishment or flogging – Mastigophobia
Punishment by a rod or other instrument, or of being severely criticized – Rhabdophobia
Punishment – Poinephobia
Puppets – Pupaphobia
Purple, color – Porphyrophobia

Rabies – Cynophobia, Hydrophobophobia, Hydrophobia, Kynophobia, or Lyssophobia
Radiation or x-rays – Radiophobia
Railroads or train travel – Siderodromophobia
Rain – Ombrophobia or Pluviophobia
Rape – Virginitiphobia
Rat, great mole – Zemmiphobia
Relatives – Syngenesophobia
Religion or gods – Theophobia
Religious ceremonies – Teleophobia
Reptiles – Herpetophobia
Responsibility or duty, neglecting – Paralipophobia
Responsibility – Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia
Ridiculed, being – Catagelophobia or Katagelophobia
Rivers – Potamphobia or Potamophobia
Road travel or travel – Hodophobia
Robbers or being robbed – Harpaxophobia
Rooms, empty – Cenophobia or Centophobia
Rooms – Koinoniphobia
Ruin – Atephobia
Running water – Potamophobia
Russians – Russophobia

Sacred things or priests – Hierophobia
Satan – Satanophobia
Scabies – Scabiophobia
School, going to school – Didaskaleinophobia
School – Scolionophobia
Scientific terminology, complex – Hellenologophobia
Scratches or being scratched – Amychophobia
Sea or ocean – Thalassophobia
Self, seeing oneself in a mirror – Eisoptrophobia
Self, personal odor – Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia
Self, being alone – Autophobia, Eremophobia, Eremiphobia or Isolophobia
Self, being dirty – Automysophobia
Self, being oneself – Autophobia
Self, being seen or looked at – Scopophobia or Scoptophobia
Self, being touched – Aphenphosmphobia
Self, that one has a vile odor – Autodysomophobia
Semen – Spermatophobia or Spermophobia
Sermons – Homilophobia
Sex – Genophobia
Sex, opposite – Heterophobia or Sexophobia
Sexual abuse – Agraphobia or Contreltophobia
Sexual intercourse – Coitophobia
Sexual love or sexual questions – Erotophobia
Sexual perversion – Paraphobia
Shadows – Sciophobia or Sciaphobia
Shellfish – Ostraconophobia
Shock – Hormephobia
Sin or of having committted an unpardonable sin – Enosiophobia or Enissophobia
Sin – Hamartophobia
Single: staying single – Anuptaphobia
Sinning – Peccatophobia
Sitting down – Kathisophobia
Sitting – Cathisophobia or Thaasophobia
Situations, certain – Topophobia
Skin disease – Dermatosiophobia
Skin lesions – Dermatophobia
Skin of animals, fur- Doraphobia
Sleep – Somniphobia
Sleep or being hypnotized – Hypnophobia
Slime – Blennophobia or Myxophobia
Small things – Microphobia, Mycrophobia or Tapinophobia
Smells or odors – Olfactophobia
Smothered, being or choking – Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia
Snakes – Ophidiophobia or Snakephobia
Snow – Chionophobia
Social (fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations) –
Social Phobia
Society or people in general – Anthropophobia or Sociophobia
Solitude – Monophobia
Sounds – Acousticophobia
Sourness – Acerophobia
Space, closed or locked in an enclosed space – Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, Clithrophobia
Space, outer- Spacephobia
Spaces, confined – Claustrophobia
Spaces, empty – Cenophobia, Centophobia or Kenophobia
Spaces, open- Agoraphobia
Speak, trying to- Glossophobia
Speaking – Laliophobia or Lalophobia
Speaking aloud, voices or noises, or telephones – Phonophobia
Speaking in public – Glossophobia
Specters or ghosts – Spectrophobia
Speed – Tachophobia
Spiders – Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia
Spirits – Pneumatiphobia
Stage fright – Topophobia
Stairs or climbing stairs – Climacophobia
Stand, inability to – Basiphobia or Basophobia
Standing upright – Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia
Standing up – Stasiphobia
Standing up and walking – Stasibasiphobia
Stared at, being – Ophthalmophobia
Stars – Siderophobia or Astrophobia
Statements, false or myths or stories – Mythophobia
Staying single – Anuptaphobia
Stealing – Cleptophobia or Kleptophobia
Step-father – Vitricophobia
Step-mother – Novercaphobia
Stings – Cnidophobia or Linonophobia
Stooping – Kyphophobia
Strangers or foreigners – Xenophobia
Streets, crossing streets – Dromophobia
Streets – Agyrophobia
String – Linonophobia
Storm, thunder- Brontophobia
Stuttering – Psellismophobia
Sun or sunlight – Heliophobia
Sunshine or daylight – Phengophobia
Surgical operations – Tomophobia
Swallowing or eating – Phagophobia
Symbolism – Symbolophobia
Syphillis (lues) – Luiphobia or Syphilophobia

Tapeworms – Taeniophobia
Taste – Geumaphobia or Geumophobia
Technology – Technophobia
Teeth – Odontophobia
Termites – Isopterophobia
Tests, taking – Testophobia
Tetanus or lockjaw – Tetanophobia
Theaters – Theatrophobia
Theology – Theologicophobia
Things, many – Polyphobia
Things, large – Megalophobia
Things or places, narrow – Stenophobia
Things, small – Microphobia or Mycrophobia
Thinking – Phronemophobia
Thunder – Ceraunophobia
Thunder and lightning – Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia or Keraunophobia
Toads – Bufonophobia
Tombstones – Placophobia
Tornadoes and hurricanes – Lilapsophobia
Touched, being touched – Aphenphosmphobia, Haphephobia or Haptephobia or Chiraptophobia
Trains, railroads or train travel – Siderodromophobia
Travel or road travel – Hodophobia
Trees – Dendrophobia
Trembling – Ttremophobia
Tricinosis – Trichinophobia
Tuberculosis – Phthisiophobia or Tuberculophobia
Tyrants – Tyrannophobia

Ugliness – Cacophobia
Undressing in front of someone – Dishabillophobia
Urine or urinating – Urophobia

Vaccination – Vaccinophobia
Vegetables – Lachanophobia
Venereal disease or prostitutes – Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia
Ventriloquist’s dummy – Automatonophobia
Vision: double vision – Diplophobia
Voices or noises, speaking aloud or telephones – Phonophobia
Voids or empty spaces – Kenophobia
Vomiting secondary to airsickness – Aeronausiphobia
Vomiting – Emetophobia

Waits, long – Macrophobia
Walking – Ambulophobia, Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia
Washing – Abultophobia
Wasps – Spheksophobia
Water – Hydrophobia
Waves or wave like motions – Cymophobia or Kymophobia
Wax statues – Automatonophobia
Weakness – Asthenophobia
Wealth – Plutophobia
Weapons, nuclear – Nucleomituphobia
Weight, gaining – Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia
Wind – Ancraophobia or Anemophobia
Wine – Oenophobia
Witches and Witchcraft – Wiccaphobia
Women – Gynephobia or Gynophobia
Wooden objects or forests – Xylophobia
Words – Logophobia or Verbophobia
Words, long- Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia or Sesquipedalophobia
Work – Ergophobia or Ponophobia
Worms – Scoleciphobia
Worms, being infested with – Helminthophobia
Wrinkles, getting – Rhytiphobia
Writing – Graphophobia
Writing in public – Scriptophobia

X-rays or radiation – Radiophobia

Yellow color – Xanthophobia.