Saturday, 28 December 2013

I Spy With My Little Eye A Phobia Starting With A

To help kick off another year I though I would start having a look at some phobias. I will be doing this in alphabetical order picking out some traditional ones as well as some of the stranger phobias about.

A

Ablutophobia:
Fear of bathing, is a relative uncommon but serious phobia. It appears to be more prevalent in women and children. It is important to note that many children dislike baths, so ablutophobia is generally not diagnosed in children unless it persists for more than six months. The phobia can manifest in many ways, from a fear of showering to a complete phobia of all washing.
Achluophobia:
Fear of darkness. This phobia is known by a variety of other names, including nyctophobia and scotophobia, and it is pervasive in both children and adults. Some people find coping techniques for their achluophobia, finding a way to live with it, while others actively seek treatment.

 
Alektorophobia:
Fear of chickens. It is a fear mostly of flying birds and other feathered birds. Other persons who suffer this phobia also tend to hate any products of chicken including feathers, meat and even eggs.
 
Arachibutyrophobia:
The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. Eating a peanut butter sandwich is challenging for people with aracibutyrophobia.
 
Aulophobia:
Fear of flutes. It is also called flute phobia. The word aulophobia is of Greek origin from aulo which means flute or tube.
 
Aurophobia:
Fear of gold. It may sound weird but some people develop extreme anxiety or panic when they are exposed to anything appertaining to gold.
 
Autodysomophobia:
Fear of one having a vile odor. It is but human for people to emit a human body smell. Different individuals have different body odors because of chemical reactions in the body, food that’s eaten and exercise on the part of the person. There are some people who feel embarrassed of the human physique odor that they emit.
 
Automatonophobia
Fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues or any inanimate object that simulates a sentient being.
 
 

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