Recent Phobias

Change as they say is constant in this world. Everything changes around us and most of us go on with our daily lives without even noticing it. While apprehension may be normal there can be a fear associated with change that seems neither rational nor desired. This fear is known as Metathesiophobia. An individual with this fear may simply not want anything that is different than what they already have. These individuals may have a comfort zone that they do not wish to disrupt by bringing anything unfamiliar into their …

Most of our surroundings such as the construction of automobiles, food storage cans, pipes and cooking utensils have the same element-metal. With this element, medals, swords and zippers can be made. For most of us, it just something that is usually taken for granted for its existence but for some, it is something that is noteworthy and become obsessed with metal and ultimately fear it. This fear is known as Metallophobia.
Handcuffs, prison bars, the sharp edge of a sword, the heated rim of a pan, or the weight of …

None of us wants to be tied up or bound. People who are tied up are usually indicative of a criminal act. Being bound also carries with it the idea of being made vulnerable without the liberty to fight back. When a person fears the idea of being bound they may be suffering from Merinthophobia.
Those who suffer from this phobia suffer also fears loss of control. They may experience feeling of passing out, difficulty of breathing or feeling of defenselessness. This fear may stem from a regrettable incident …

Many young girls experience puberty and become fearful of having their first menstruation. This biological process is natural for young girls and it represents a new state of fertility. While some young women embrace these changes, others dread the process. If you have phobia about menstruation, you can probably be Menophobic.
Lack of education may oftentimes be the reason why girls fear menstruation. If a young woman is not prepared in a positive way, she may be frightened by her own menstrual flow. Sometimes, hearing from friends about how painful it …

Our brain is the central processing unit of our entire body and it is so complex that it can perform the most intricate and advance functions not even computers can top. The mind not only logically processes the data, but can assign an emotion to the input. Some people fear mental disease even if there is no apparent evidence of the disease itself. This fear is known as Meningitophobia. Most will realize that brain disease also includes dementia, and the reality of that prospect can instil a great deal of …