Monday, March 16, 2009

Bizarre Phobias

From Wikipedia: "A phobia is an irrational, persistent fear of certain situations, objects, activities, or persons. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive, unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. When the fear is beyond one’s control, or if the fear is interfering with daily life, then a diagnosis under one of the anxiety disorders can be made."
Here are the top 10 Bizarre phobias!
1. Ithyphallophobia - Fear of Erections
2. Ephebophobia - Fear of Youths
3. Coulrophobia - Fear of Clowns
4. Ergasiophobia - Fear of Work
5. Gymnophobia - Fear of Nudity
6. Neophobia - Fear of Newness
7. Paraskavedekatriaphobia - Fear of Friday the 13th
8. Panphobia - Fear of Everything
9. Taphophobia - Fear of being Buried Alive
10. Pteronophobia - Fear of being Tickled by Feathers

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