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200 Phobias that Can Kill Your Child or Student that You Must Know

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We have heard of numerous mysterious deaths of students in Kenya. Most of which have occurred either in school dorms or just within the general school compound. The deaths have hit the headlines so hard leaving the teachers and parents to blame.

Do you know that some of these deaths are from phobia effects? Let’s start by first understanding the deep meaning of phobia.

What is Phobia?

A phobia is an irrational fear of or an extreme fear of something. The keyword is ‘fear’. This is an abnormal fear resulting from exposure to an object or an activity. It can also be an intense dislike of something.

We all know the common phobias such as fear of darkness (scotophobia), snakes (ophidiophobia) and height.

Well, before giving you the list of 200 phobias that you should know, let me explain how phobia can lead to death.

How Phobia Leads To Death

Let’s use a case of John, a bright well-disciplined student. John has been performing very well in his academics. Although in the last two terms he’s dropped in mathematics. So, his maths teacher decides to try pushing him back to his previous form using a punishment. What his teacher does not know is that John suffers from Mastigophobia – described as a fear of punishment, or fear of being beaten or whipped.

So, John is whipped. As a result of the phobia, the whipping triggers a panic attack in John. The attack sends his body into a fight-or-flight response. This is an extreme overdrive response of the nervous system. His heart beating goes too fast to handle its exertion. The end result is a cardiac arrest. What we see next is another headline, ‘Teacher Kills Form 3 Student for Failing Maths‘.

Here is the List of 200 Phobias that Can Kill Your Child or Student that you must Know

Object

Phobia
1.

air travel

aerophobia
2.

Animals

zoophobia
3.

Bacteria

bacteriophobia
4.

Beards

pogonophobia
5.

Beating

mastigophobia
6.

Bed

clinophobia
7.

Bees

apiphobia
8.

Birds

ornithophobia
9.

Blood

haemophobia
10.

Blushing

erythrophobia
11.

body odour

bromidrosiphobia
12.

Bridges

gephyrophobia
13.

Bullets

ballistophobia
14.

burial alive

taphephobia
15.

Cancer

carcinophobia
16.

Cats

ailurophobia
17.

Childbirth

tocophobia
18.

Children

paedophobia
19.

Chinese people and things

Sinophobia
20.

Church

ecclesiophobia
21.

Clouds

nephophobia
22.

Coitus

coitophobia
23.

Cold

cheimaphobia
24.

Colour

chromophobia
25.

Comets

cometophobia
26.

Computers

cyberphobia
27.

constipation

coprostasophobia
28.

Corpses

necrophobia
29.

Correspondence

epistolophobia
30.

Crowds

demophobia/ochlophobia
31.

dampness

hygrophobia
32.

darkness

scotophobia
33.

dawn

eosophobia
34.

death

thanatophobia
35.

depth

bathophobia
36.

dirt

mysophobia
37.

disease

pathophobia/nosophobia
38.

dogs

cynophobia
39.

dreams

oneirophobia
40.

drink

potophobia
41.

drugs

pharmacophobia
42.

dust

koniophobia
43.

electricity

electrophobia
44.

enclosed places

claustrophobia
45.

English people and things

Anglophobia
46.

everything

panophobia/pantophobia
47.

eyes

ommetaphobia
48.

faeces

coprophobia
49.

failure

kakorrhaphiaphobia
50.

fatigue

kopophobia
51.

fear

phobophobia
52.

feathers

pteronophobia
53.

fever

febriphobia
54.

fire

pyrophobia
55.

fish

ichthyophobia
56.

flesh

selaphobia
57.

floods

antlophobia
58.

flowers

anthophobia
59.

fog

homichlophobia
60.

food

cibophobia/sitophobia
61.

foreigners

xenophobia
62.

freedom

eleutherophobia
63.

fur

doraphobia
64.

germs

bacteriophobia
65.

ghosts

phasmophobia
66.

glass

nelophobia
67.

God

theophobia
68.

gold

chrysophobia/aurophobia
69.

hair

trichophobia
70.

heart disease

cardiophobia
71.

heat

thermophobia
72.

heaven

uranophobia
73.

hell

hadephobia/stygiophobia
74.

heredity

patroiophobia
75.

high buildings

batophobia
76.

high places

acrophobia/hypsophobia
77.

home

oikophobia
78.

homosexuals

homophobia
79.

horses

hippophobia
80.

ice

cryophobia
81.

ideas

ideophobia
82.

idleness

thassophobia
83.

illness

nosophobia
84.

imperfection

atelophobia
85.

infinity

apeirophobia
86.

injury

traumatophobia
87.

inoculation

trypanophobia/vaccinophobia
88.

insanity

lyssophobia/maniphobia
89.

insects

entomophobia
90.

insect stings

cnidophobia
91.

itching

acarophobia
92.

jealousy

zelotypophobia
93.

justice

Dikephobia
94.

lakes

limnophobia
95.

leprosy

leprophobia
96.

lice

pediculophobia
97.

light

photophobia
98.

lightning

astrapophobia
99.

lists

pinaciphobia/katastichophobia
100.

loneliness

autophobia/ermitophobia
101.

machinery

mechanophobia
102.

magic

rhabdophobia
103.

marriage

gamophobia
104.

men

androphobia
105.

metal

metallophobia
106.

mice

musophobia
107.

microbes

bacillophobia/microbiophobia
108.

mirrors

eisoptrophobia
109.

mites

acarophobia
110.

mobs

ochlophobia
111.

money

chrematophobia
112.

monsters, giving birth to

teratophobia
113.

motion

kinetophobia
114.

music

musicophobia
115.

names

onomatophobia
116.

narrowness

anginophobia
117.

needles

belonephobia
118.

new things

Neophobia
119.

night

nyctophobia
120.

nudity

gymnophobia
121.

open places

agoraphobia
122.

pain

Algophobia
123.

parasites

parasitophobia
124.

people

anthropophobia
125.

philosophy

philosophobia
126.

pins

enetophobia
127.

places

Topophobia
128.

pleasure

hedonophobia
129.

poison

Toxiphobia
130.

politics

politicophobia
131.

Pope

Papaphobia
132.

poverty

peniaphobia
133.

precipices

cremnophobia
134.

priests

hierophobia
135.

punishment

poinephobia
136.

rabies

hydrophobophobia
137.

rail travel

siderodromophobia
138.

religious works of art

iconophobia
139.

reptiles

batrachophobia
140.

responsibility

hypegiaphobia
141.

ridicule

katagelophobia
142.

rivers

potamophobia
143.

robbers

harpaxophobia
144.

ruin

Atephobia
145.

saints

hagiophobia
146.

Satan

Satanophobia
147.

scabies

scabiophobia
148.

sea

thalassophobia
149.

sex

erotophobia
150.

shadows

sciophobia
151.

sharpness

acrophobia
152.

shock

hormephobia
153.

sin

hamartophobia
154.

skin disease

dermatosiophobia/dermatopathophobia
155.

sleep

hypnophobia
156.

slime

blennophobia
157.

small things

microphobia
158.

smell

olfactophobia/osmophobia
159.

smothering

pnigerophobia
160.

snakes

ophidiophobia
161.

snow

chionophobia
162.

solitude

eremophobia
163.

sound

acousticophobia
164.

sourness

acerophobia
165.

speech

lalophobia/laliophobia/glossophobia/phonophobia
166.

speed

tachophobia
167.

spiders

arachnophobia
168.

standing

stasophobia
169.

stars

siderophobia
170.

stealing

kleptophobia
171.

string

linonophobia
172.

stuttering

lalophobia/laliophobia
173.

sun

heliophobia
174.

swallowing

phagophobia
175.

symmetry

symmetrophobia
176.

taste

geumatophobia
177.

technology

technophobia
178.

teeth

odontophobia
179.

telephone

telephonophobia
180.

thinking

phronemophobia
181.

thirteen

triskaidekaphobia
182

thunder

brontophobia/tonitrophobia/keraunophobia
.183.

time

chronophobia
184.

touch

haptophobia
185.

travel

hodophobia
186.

tuberculosis

phthisiophobia
187.

tyrants

tyrannophobia
188.

vehicles

ochophobia
189.

venereal disease

syphilophobia
190.

voids

kenophobia
191.

vomiting

emetophobia
192.

water

hydrophobia
193.

waves

cyrnophobia
194.

weakness

asthenophobia
195.

wind

anemophobia
196.

women

gynophobia
197.

words

logophobia
198.

work

ergophobia
19.

worms

helminthophobia
200.

writing

graphophobia

How to distinguish phobia from other anxiety forms

The most important signature of phobia is its natural reoccurrence on a particular situation or object.

The following physiological symptoms may also accompany a phobic incident:

Diarrhoea, faintness, stomach disorders, rapid pounding heartbeat, flushing of the face, frequent urination, tremulousness, perspiration, choking feelings, etc.

rapid, pounding heartbeat, stomach disorders, nausea, diarrhea, frequent urination, choking feelings, flushing of the face, perspiration, tremulousness, faintness, and many other symptoms.

Kindly share with others and give your comments below.

References

Oxforddictionariescom. 2011. OxfordWords blog. [Online]. [6 April 2019]. Available from:https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2011/08/08/a-list-of-phobias-from-atelophobia-to-zelotypophobia/

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