Category Archives: Different Phobias

Neoannophobia, the fear of New Year

As we move into the start of a New Year    many people will be struggling with Neoannophobia which is literally translated as a fear of New Year. It is very easy to dismiss those who suffer from such anxieties but this is real, life impacting and extremely uncomfortable to live with. There are many reasons…
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Driving phobia

As you might expect, a driving phobia is quite literally the fear of driving. While we generally associate this with cars it can involve any type of vehicle from a bike to a lorry. Sometimes it is difficult to understand the fear of driving because the challenge of passing your driving test is seen by…
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What is a fear of lifts called?

The 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 specific phobia to describe a fear of lifts this one is fairly…
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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 wholehearted fun but when you bear in mind that a fear of clowns…
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