What are the top 10 phobias?


Fear of Spiders. Half of women and 10 per cent of men have a fear of spiders.

2. Social Phobia

Social phobia is the fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.

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3 - Aerophobia

Fear of flying, usually after a person watches a plane crash.

4. Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia involves intense fear and avoidance of any place or situation where escape might be difficult or help unavailable in the event of developing sudden panic-like symptoms.

5 - Claustrophobia

Fear of being trapped in small confined spaces.

6. Acrophobia

Fear of heights.

7. Emetophobia

Fear of vomit.

8 - Carcinophobia

Carcinophobia is an extreme form of fear from a cancer.

9 - Brontophobia

Brontophobia known as Astraphobia, Keraunophobia, Tonitrophobia or the fear of lightning and thunder, especially affects children. However, the symptoms of this specific phobic condition are also quite apparent in adults and teenagers.

10 - Necrophobia

Necrophobia, or the fear of the dead, is a psychological status when one feels afraid of death or dead things.