Fear of Vomiting: Top 10 Phobias in the U.S.
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A phobia (from the Greek "fear"), 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.
|1. ||Acrophobia: fear of heights|
|2. ||Aerophobia: fear of flying|
|3. ||Agoraphobia: fear of panicking and then not being able to escape|
|4. ||Arachnophobia: fear of spiders|
|5. ||Brontophobia: fear of thunder|
|6. ||Carcinophobia: fear of cancer|
|7. ||Claustrophobia: fear of closed spaces|
|8. ||Emetophobia: fear of vomiting|
|9. ||Necrophobia: fear of death|
|10. ||Sociophobia: fear of people or social situations|
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