Recent Phobias

When we get older, we get wrinkles in our face. For some, wrinkles represent knowledge because as one ages, one becomes more knowledgeable. Laugh lines are also considered wrinkles and the more laugh lines you have on your face is more proof that you have led a happy life.
But people who are vain and want their faces to be perfect have an extreme fear of getting wrinkles and is called rhytiphobia. People with rhytiphobia may fear that if they get wrinkles, they will reveal their actual age, …

When one thinks of satan, we immediately visualize a scary and dark image of a person cooking in fire, with horns, spiky tail, carrying a spear or trident, who looms of darkness and possesses and evil laugh or grin. For kids especially, this image is extremely scary and this fear as a child could be instilled and may manifest in adults as satanophobia or the extreme fear of satan.
This fear could be also associated with the fear of demons, and the fear of hell. These people are scared …

Blindness is something that is feared by most of us who are born normal and without any visual problems. Scotomaphobia is the fear of blindness in a visual field, is uncommon, but this exists.
This fear could have been triggered by stories of relatives or friends who had visual field blindness which was caused for instance by a tumor that impinged the optic nerve, or a brain tumor that has severed the optic pathway anywhere in the brain thus causing a blindness in a particular visual field. Others could …

Flashing lights can be annoying and disturbing for most of us. It can seem irritating but there are people who become extremely anxious when they see flashing lights and this is called selaphobia.
This fear of flashing lights could have been brought about by the urban legend where one flashes the light of a car and then flashing back caused a car chase which led to the death of one or more persons. Another reason could be the flashing lights in a disco wherein one might have gotten …

Stenophobia is the irrational and persistent fear of narrow things or places and is fairly uncommon and unheard of.
The fear of narrow places might have been caused by for example hiking in a narrow trail and falling off or getting off-track, or having to cross a narrow bridge which caused one to be extremely scared of the experience. For others, a narrow path or a narrow and enclosed room can cause one to feel smothered or trapped, especially in a claustrophobic person thus this phobia is triggered. …