Category Archives: Different Phobias

What is a fear of lifts called?

Stuck in a liftThe chances are that we all know at least one person who has a fear of lifts (elevators), the person who looks for the stairs in a big building, is miles behind the group and often out of breath. While there is no...
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Coulrophobia, a fear of clowns

Coulrophobia, a fear of clowns A fear of clowns, or to give it the correct name Coulrophobia, is something very much in the news at the moment with newspaper reports of people dressing up as clowns to scare others. To many people this may seem like good...
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Exam anxiety

Exam anxietyWhether you are someone waiting to take an exam or perhaps you have friends or family taking exams, these can be very stressful times. Exam anxiety is becoming more of an issue with greater pressure placed upon individuals to succeed and gain the maximum qualifications...
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Social phobia anxiety disorder

While some people would describe social phobia anxiety disorder as "shyness" if you ask anybody who suffers from the condition they will tell you that it is more than just shyness. If you can imagine everyday tasks such as shopping, speaking on the telephone, talking to friends and family, someone who suffers from social phobia...
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