A phobia is a form of anxiety disorder characterized by an extreme and irrational fear of a situation or object. Phobias are one of the most common types of mental disorders. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, One phobia that has been discussed on many websites and blogs is known as anatidaephobia.
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Fear of Commitment Phobia - Gamophobia
Ergophobia is the deep and persistent fear of work. Both the terms are derived from Greek ergon meaning work and phobos which comes from the Greek God of fear. Ergophobia is a part of social anxiety disorder. The individuals suffering from it are afraid to seek employment from fear of being yelled at by superiors, or, in general, due to performance or social anxiety. Ergophobia is thus a complex phobia as it may be part of many different phobias or mental issues.
Fear of intimacy
Anne Marie Albano, Ph. Social anxiety disorder SAD , or social phobia, can have a crippling effect on young people. Children who avoid raising their hand or speaking up in school can become tweens who withdraw from extracurricular activities, and then teens who experience isolation and depression. In fact, children with social anxiety disorder are more likely than their peers without SAD to develop depression by age 15 and substance abuse by age 16 or
The fear of love or falling in love phobia is known as Philophobia. Individuals who suffer from this phobia fear romantic love or forming emotional attachments of any sort. As far as unusual phobias are concerned; Philophobia certainly ranks high in the list. Often this phobia is known to have cultural or religious roots, where the person may have been committed to an arranged marriage and hence fears falling in love. This phobia is more common in women than in men.