Ablutophobia (from Latin ablutere 'to wash off") is the persistent, abnormal and unwarranted fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning. This phobia is a situational specific phobia. Ablutophobia tends to be more common in children and females than in males.
Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. The origin of the word Arachi is Greek (meaning ground nut) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Arachibutyrophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page.
Fear of Dogs Phobia – Cynophobia As far as Zoophobia (fear of animals) is concerned, the fear of dogs or Cynophobia is not as common as the fear of snakes or spiders. However, it is important to note that people who fear dogs are also highly likely to encounter them in their day to day lives.
In the operant conditioning paradigm, extinction refers to the process of no longer providing the reinforcement that has been maintaining a behavior. Operant extinction differs from forgetting in that the latter refers to a decrease in the strength of a behavior over time when it has not been emitted.
Hylophobia is taken into account to be a specific phobia, which is mentioned on the home page. Hylophobia can be related to Dendrophobia (fear of trees), Nyctohylophobia (fear of darkish wooded areas or of forests at night), and Xylophobia (fear of wooden objects and/or forests).
Loss of Autonomy—the fear of being immobilized, paralyzed, restricted, enveloped, overwhelmed, entrapped, imprisoned, smothered, or otherwise controlled by circumstances beyond our control. In physical form, it's commonly known as claustrophobia, but it also extends to our social interactions and relationships.
According to the DSM-IV classification of mental disorders, the injury phobia is a specific phobia of blood/injection/injury type. It is an abnormal, pathological fear of having an injury. Another name for injury phobia is traumatophobia, from Greek τραῦμα (trauma), "wound, hurt" and φόβος (phobos), "fear".
Fear of Rain Phobia – Ombrophobia Ombrophobia or Pluviophobia is the fear of rain- a fairly common anxiety disorder seen in kids and adults alike. The term Ombrophobia originates from Greek ‘Ombros’ meaning “storm of rain” and phobos meaning “fear or aversion”.
Symptoms of fear of belly buttons phobia Omphalophobia is a specific phobia which gives rise to a variety of physical and mental symptoms particularly when the phobic (or someone else) accidentally touches his/her belly button, or even by watching someone else touch their own belly.
The fear of snakes or Ophidiophobia is the second most common phobia in the world. Nearly 1/3 rd of adult humans are believed to have an intense fear of snakes. Most people with Ophidiophobia can lead normal lives as they do not have to confront the object of their fears under normal circumstances.
Philophobia can be one of the strangest phobias, but is serious in the same way. A philophobic person can lead an isolated life, and have deep distress within oneself. If the above symptoms are present for a notable time, exceeding six months time and disrupted regular life, then one needs to take advice from a doctor.
The word Somniphobia is derived from Latin somnus meaning sleep and phobos meaning fear. Thus, Somniphobia is the fear of sleeping or falling asleep. It is also called ‘Hypnophobia’, the fear of being hypnotized, a condition where the person is literally made to go in a sleep-like state.