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When All Dogs Are Bad Dogs – Cynophobia
Cynophobia, or the fear of dogs, is a relatively common phobia, though less common than the fear of snakes or spiders. Granted, dogs don’t have eight legs and are never venomous, but..
Misunderstanding Microbes -- Mysophobia
Mysophobia, perhaps better known as germophobia, is the fear of germs - microorganisms that can cause illness. Mysophobics, or germophobes, are often in significant distress because of their disorder. It compels them..
How to Overcome Ophidiophobia (Fear of Snakes)
Studies have shown that 1/3 of human adults suffer from ophidiophobia, or the fear of snakes, making it the most common of known phobias. In many cultures, snakes are associated with evil..
Learn About Phobophobia: The Fear of Phobias
Phobias are intense, irrational fears caused by non-dangerous stimuli. Examples of common phobias include arachnophobia (fear of spiders), social phobia (fear of social situations), and acrophobia (fear of heights). There are even..
Death Anxiety - Thanatophobia, and the Fear of Death
Immortality is a goal for which many people strive. Aging itself is a frightening concept, and there is this hope that people have that they can find the cure that will make..
Causes of Phobias | Understand and Cure Your Phobias and Fears
Phobias that are specific to a particular stimulus can have a variety of different causes, which fall into three main categories—namely, learned fear, psychological influences, and biological influences. The following article will..
Astraphobia — When Lightning is Frightening
People often say the chances of your getting struck by lightning are about a billion to one. But the chances that you are suffering from astraphobia (the fear of lightning storms) in..
Answering Questions About Arachnophobia
Spiders are just about as unlike humans as it is possible to be. They have eight eyes, eight legs, skeletons on the outside of their bodies, and fangs that can penetrate the..