26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

Categories: Health and Medicine

The basic emotion of a person is fear, which signals a real danger. However, when people's fears cannot be logically explained, excessive anxiety and uncontrolled horror are caused by objects, phenomena, situations or living beings that do not carry any danger — this is already a serious mental disorder called phobia. We have collected for you 26 of the strangest phobias that you may have never heard of.

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

1. Androphobia — fear of men. People suffering from this phobia feel uncomfortable and nervous when talking to men. In extreme cases, this fear can lead to a complete avoidance of the company of men. (Photo: Roberto Westbrook / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

2. Lacanophobia — fear of vegetables. Some people are afraid to eat vegetables because they think that their seeds will germinate right inside them. But the fear of a traditional Japanese sushi dish simply does not exist. There is not a single case of fear of such a delicious and popular dish in the world. (Photo by Peter Dazeley / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

3. Anemophobia — fear of the wind. Symptoms of this phobia are short shortness of breath, increased sweating, dry mouth, nausea. (Photo by Lane Oatey / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

4. Barophobia — fear of gravity (attraction). People suffering from this phobia are afraid that universal gravity can crush them or, conversely, that it will disappear and then they will "float away" to nowhere. (Photo: Kimball Hall / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

5. Batmophobia — fear of stairs and steep slopes. People suffering from this phobia are very much afraid of losing their balance. (Photo: UIG via Getty Images / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

6. Chionophobia — fear of snow, which can lead to severe winter depression. (Photo by Martin Barraud / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

7. Eisoptrophobia — fear of mirrors or your own reflection in the mirror. (Photo by Spohn Matthieu / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

8. Dendrophobia — fear of trees. The sight of trees in people with this phobia causes severe panic attacks. (Photo by Michael Blann / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

9. Oikophobia — fear of home or returning home. Symptoms — shortness of breath, panic attacks, excessive sweating and crying. (Photo by Leon Harris / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

10. Felinophobia, or fear of cats. People who are afraid of cats, when meeting these cute creatures, there is dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, rapid heartbeat, inability to speak and think, and even panic. (Photo by Samantha T. Photography / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

11. Gamophobia (Gamophobia) — not to be confused with homophobia — fear of marriage or obligations. (Photo by Peter Dazeley / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

12. Koinoniphobia — fear of rooms filled with people. People suffering from this phobia do not feel well in public spaces. (Photo by Henrik Sorensen / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

13. Arachnophobia — fear of spiders. People suffering from this phobia, when they meet an innocent spider, begin to sweat a lot, they get hot and cold, they have chest pains and symptoms of suffocation. (Photo by Ezra Bailey / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

14. Mageirocophobia-fear of cooking. People suffering from this phobia are afraid of accidentally setting themselves on fire or poisoning others with their poorly prepared dish. (Photo: Gazimal / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

15. Megalophobia — fear of large objects and objects. People suffering from this phobia, seeing huge objects, panic. (Photo by Peter Cade / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

16. Misophobia — fear of dirt and germs. Misophobia is often associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder and is manifested, in particular, by very frequent obsessive hand washing. (Photo by Ambre Haller / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

17. Obsophobia or pocrescophobia — fear of gaining weight. It is often found in cultures where much attention is paid to a slim figure. This phobia can lead to serious diseases such as bulimia or anorexia. (Photo by Jose Luis Pelaez / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

18. Papyrophobia — fear of paper. This phobia is often associated with the fact that paper can take various forms. (Photo: altrendo images / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

19. Tetraphobia: fear of the number 4. This is a very rare phobia, which manifests itself in the fear of everything related to this number. (Photo: Blend Images — JGI / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

20. Rhytiphobia — fear of the appearance of wrinkles. (Photo by pinkypills / Fuse / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

21. Selenophobia — fear of the moon. Fear is associated with an alarming premonition that when the Moon appears in the sky, dangerous creatures come out of their hiding places. (Photo by R A Kearton / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

22. Uranophobia or Ouranophobia: the fear of going to heaven after death. This fear is closely related to religious beliefs. (Photo: Ken Welsh / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

23. Venustraphobia or caligynephobia — fear of beautiful women. It often occurs after a traumatic experience in a relationship with the beautiful half of humanity. (Photo: rolfo / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

24. Wiccaphobia — fear of witches and witchcraft. (Photo by Colin Anderson / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

25. Xanthophobia — fear of yellow color. Sometimes even the very word "yellow"can cause panic in people suffering from this phobia. (Photo by Andreas Jones / Getty Images)

26 Strange Phobias that You may have Never Heard Of

26. Stretchophobia — fear of yoga. This recently described phobia is nothing more than a fear of an unusual position or bend of the human body. It often happens for people who are just starting to practice yoga. (Photo: Radius Images / Getty Images)

Keywords: Health and medicine | Danger | Fear | Phobia | Psyche

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