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10. Necrophobia the fear of death
Derived from the fear of being buried alive, after early excavations of coffins showed scratch marks made by trapped victims. Also relates to coffins and corpses.
9. Brontophobia the fear of thunderstorms
Also known as astraphobia. Child and adult sufferers alike hide away from thunder and lightning, lest they suffer panic attacks and have difficulty breathing
8. Carcinophobia the fear of cancer
Although its not contagious, a carcinophobe will believe he has cancer because he touched someone else with the disease
7. Emetophobia the fear of vomit
No one likes the sight or smell of vomit, but these sufferers will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid the stuf
6. Acrophobia the fear of heights
Sufferers may have panic attacks and put themselves in genuine danger if they cant get down. Often confused with vertigo which is merely a dizzy or spinning sensation and not necessarily caused by heights.
5. Claustrophobia the fear of confined spaces
Sufferers will stay well away from elevators, trains and tiny cupboards under the stairs. May cause panic attacks if escape is not possible.
4. Agoraphobia the fear of inescapable situations
The result is anxiety and panic attacks, which can easily become self-perpetuating. Extreme agoraphobes are confined to their own home, which is the only place they consider to be safe
3. Aerophobia the fear of flying
In a plane, obviously. Often paired with claustrophobia
2. Social phobia the fear of social situations
More than simple shyness. This is an extreme fear of being scrutinised by others, or humiliated by ones own actions.
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1. Arachnophobia the fear of spiders
There is no escape from these eight-legged beasts. They live in our houses, gardens, and even our places of work. True arachnophobes are even scared of pictures of spiders.